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Some floods can't be stopped. Money is still pouring in 

to help the Red Cross. 

Germany's coffee was transformed to roasted beans when 

Brazil lined up in the war with the U. S. A. 

More sizzling fat in the fire of the Berlin coalition. This 

week spilled itself along the Southern front. 

"Slickers" are said to be making fat winnings in the sol- 
dier camps where the crap games are whirling. 

By a sly slip of humor, Liquor seems to be the most de- 
bated article in the present food bill before Congress. 

According to the veracious daily advertising papers 

"Billy Burke's" pajamas are on sale at a well known local shop- 
ping establishment. 

The biggest and toughest war of the day at the Presidio 

just now among the drill-worn rookies is the war in favor of an 
eight-hour drill law. 

California won fourth place in the race for honor position 

in contributing to the Red Cross fund. Some distinction that, in 
such a good cause. 

An ambitious local hen has hit the high cost of cackling 

through laying seven eggs in four days; a peck in the chest of 

the chesty H. C. L. 

Don't you hear those Yankee soldier bands that have 

just landed in France hilariously playing "There'll Be a Hot 
Time on the Old Front Soon." 

The Government can make more and better bonds than 

any one else." That is why it is now in the Liberty Loan busi- 
ness, and that is why you buy'em. 

"Save the waste and win the war," the household motto 

for war-time economy in this country, beat the signal start given 
by Food Controller Hoover, last Sunday. 

When will the war end? When the Germans are ker- 

tuffully beaten and are found unter den linden drinking beer, 
playing penuchle and wrangling over the score. 

The Russian bear came back with a savage growl this 

week, and stormed the Stripa front for eighteen miles. As a 
bear he's some bear when stirred. 

-Some of the managements of the big local emporiums 

report that numbers of their salesmen are in prime condition to 
grab a gun and run to the front, because they've been soldiering 
on their jobs so long. 

Twenty-four of the new U. S. destroyers now on the ways 

were named this week, after officers who have won distinction 
in the navy. Their real christening will come in their baptism 
of fire while sinking German U-boats. 

Entre nous, we are giving you the friendly tip that the 

"De Luxe $100,000 burglar" has gone East for his usual summer 
vacation at the Thousand Islands, and any jewels you care to 
hand out on pawn brokers' lines for an airing will be perfectly 

The Washington Bureau of Fisheries offers the whaling 

advice to eat whale steaks at ten cents per pound, which is a 
whale of a good piece of advice if the bureau will deliver the 
whale on our table these beautiful summer Fridays. The cook 
will let you in. 

This week somnolent China rolled over again and woke 

up to face the military leader of its forces who blandly an- 
nounced that the Manchu emperor had been restored to his 
throne. The Czar and other rulers in Europe must rue their ig- 
norance of such celestial methods. 

War breeds war. The retail grocers' association recently 

held a choleric meeting to denounce the wholesalers in their 
lines for selling groceries to their employees and their families 
at cost, thus depriving the retailers of their usual profits. War 
shoes are bound to pinch some one. 

Fourth of July this year reminds us in practical tashion 

that we are to-day "what we are" because our great granddad- 
dies fought and won their freedom and established their own 
Preparedness to defend it, an example we are readily repeating 
to-day for our great grandchildren. 

Local barbers are to boost the price of shaving and hair- 
cut to 20 cents and 50 cents respectively on the excuse of the 
high cost of their materials, soap and water. Rather they are 
being run out of business by the low cost of safety razors and 
the economy of former customers shaving themselves. 

The Italian crab fisherman who abducted a girl in an au- 
tomobile and whisked her to San Jose must be something more 
than an ordinary picturesque and piscatorial Lothario, for the 
abductee smiled at him in court and refused to press his con- 
viction: a Jack London Iliad in one scream and five lines. 

There's a world of horse sense in the recent statement 

ci Lloyd George that "as soon as the objections of the entente 
nations have been reached and guaranteed, this war will come 
to an end, but if the war comes to an end a single minute before, 
it will be the greatest disaster that has ever befallen mankind." 

Wilson is a thoroughbred Democrat, as was illustrated 

this week when he refused to ignore the cause of the wets, and 
turn the drink question completely over to the drys as they de- 
manded. A successful Democracy is a system of balances, and 
to turn the liquor question over to the "wets" alone would mean 
autocratic power and political disaster. 


Our City's Present 
Rotten Tax System. 

The S. F. Bureau of Governmental 
Research has just given another 
blistering criticism on the cob- 
webbed and ancient methods of the 
present board of supervisors in increasing the burden of prop- 
erty taxation in this city, wilfully ignoring, the while, the de- 
crease in revenues from other sources, thus piling all the grow- 
ing burden on property holders. This report is an eye-opener. 
Between 1906 and 1916 the city's revenue from property taxes 
increased 144 per cent, or approximately $7,152,000. During 
the same period the increase from licenses and other miscel- 
laneous sources was only 14 per cent, approximately $400,000. 
The actual license revenues during the fiscal year 1915-16 were 
$285,000 less than the peak of 1908-9. In 1908-9, with a tax 
rate of $1.50, property taxes produced 72.7 per cent of the city's 
current revenue. In 1916-7, with a tax rate of $2.33, property 
taxes produced 83 per cent of the city's revenue. If the 1908-9 
miscellaneous revenue proportion had been maintained, the tax 
rate of property this year would have been $2.04, instead of 
$2.33. This indicates that new sources of revenue should and 
must be developed in order to restore a normal distribution of 
the tax burden. Several large cities of the East, New York, 
and Philadelphia for instance, were caught in this predicament, 
and were compelled to attack the problem, and did, as Los An- 
geles has been recently doing — they appointed commissions to 
dig up new sources of revenue in the license fields. Liquor 
licenses have been shrinking in this 
city for several years, and is becom- 
ing acute — the anticipated shrinkage 
this year is estimated at $67,000 — so 
other fields of income must of ne- 
cessity be found. Over 80 per cent 
of the city's license receipts, the 
source of her miscellaneous revenue, 
is composed of liquor licenses. Re- 
ceipts from this source have de- 
creased from $1,187,000 in 1908-9 
to $1,002,500 in 1915-16, with no 
concurrent increase in other license 

Los Angeles, in scouting in this 
direction, has been able to round up 
54 new sources for raising money to 
help out taxation. Other cities of 
the country show 217 other sources 
of license revenue that may be 
used. It goes without saying that 
San Francisco is not using any of 

them. Something must be done at once in this line. The Cham- 
ber of Commerce should insist on this relief for local taxpayers. 

U. S. Army Rounding 
Into Service Shape. 

the greatest industrial traffic the world has ever known must go 
on day and night without interruption. These days are the acid 
test in practical economic national usefulness of our great in- 
dustrial corporations. 


Very few people in this country 
have any idea of the practical way 
in which the U. S. Army is being 
mobilized into use. The recent visit 
here of the English and French commissions was a god-send to 
this country under the present emergency. They furnished the 
Administration at Washington a short cut to results, as well as 
an enormous saving in disbursements; a compendium of the 
Allies' costly experiences. The report of the Secretary of War, 
June 30, 1916, shows that the total actual strength of o' ir regu- 
lar army at that time was 107,641, including 5,785 Philippine 
scouts. With negligible exceptions, the strength of this organi- 
zation may be placed at 101,000 men. On April 1st, last, the 
strength was increased by tried out units to 110,000 men. At 
present the regular army has reached 217,000 men fit for hard 
service, and 76,000 more recruits are wanted to produce the full 
quota required for complete war strength, 293,000 men. In the 
active recruiting for men throughout the country it is significant 
that by far the largest number has come forward in the Western 
States, California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and 
Utah. Indiana easily leads the States east of the Mississippi. 
Enlistment has made a more wide- 
spread appeal since it was authori- 
tatively announced from Wash- 
ington that service was for the 
period of the war only. 

California on Eve of Another 
California is more than fortunate 
in being chosen for the National 
Guard Camp to be located at Palo 
Alto. Its agreeable and attractive 
surroundings for the purpose re- 
quired in drilling and maneuvering 
is ideal for army purposes the year 
around. Aside from this, the se- 
lection will stimulate another 
"rush" of outsiders to locate homes 
in California, as did the embarka- 
tion here of the troops to the Philip- 
pines during the war with Spain and 

Railroads Meeting a 
Supreme Emergency. 

The huge amount of housing ma- 
terials and supplies required for the 
tens of thousands of new men join- 
ing the United States army is al- 
ready on the move, and is the principal reason behind the con- 
certed campaign undertaken by the railroads to induce shippers 
not to waste an inch of car space. Estimates by the N. V. Jour- 
nal of Commerce indicate that 64,000 freight cars will be needed 
to haul construction materials to the 16 cantonments which will 
house the new American army. This does not include cars that 
will be needed to move troops nor the 3,500 to 5,000 workmen 
that will be attached to each military city, as Palo Alto, repre- 
senting the Pacific Coast. Spur tracks must, of course, be con- 
structed, in most instances, to connect these tracks to the main 
lines. Thousands of barrels of cement, millions of feet of 
boards, millions of feet of electric wiring and other like mater- 
ials must be hauled. For instance, 8,300 fire extinguishers, 
120,000 pails, 380,000 feet of hose, 30,000 shower baths, indi- 
cate the huge quantities of ordinary materials that must be sup- 
plied. Bear in mind that while the railroads are hauling all this 
load for the Government, the companies must at the same time 
look after their regular and new transportation business, all the 
factories of the country must be supplied with fuel and raw ma- 
terials, the huge seasonal crops must be moved to market, and 

We didn't want to fight, But by Jingo, now we do. 
We'll find the ships, We'll find the men. We'll find the money, too !" 

From the Daily Dispatch (Manchester) j he later at "t ra ctions of the' late In- 
ternational Exposition. In fact, the Philippine war attracted 
so many easterners and mid-westerners to this city, and natu- 
rally to see the State, that they transformed the shopping, res- 
taurant and hotel life on eastern lines, which still maintain. 
Relatives and friends of the new recruits will visit them here, 
and thereby get a taste of California life, California climate and 
the California habit; in fact, a large percentage of them will un- 
consciously become Californiacs and settle here. California, 
and particularly San Francisco, is under deep obligations to the 
patriotic group of landowners and lessees who donated the use 
of the huge tracts of 25,000 acres to the government for a year. 
Thirty thousand men will be drilled there. The tract is practi- 
cally an exercising plot adjoining San Francisco, a little more 
than a half hour separating the two places. By motor it is a 
short run, and when work is under way there the boulevard con- 
necting them will be cluttered with wagons, busses, motors and 
other forms of transportation as thickly as Market street during 
the rush hours. All this means hordes of visitors and thriving 
local business in the shops, hotels, theatres and sight-seeing 
lines. This training camp, together with the big transports that 
will load here with munitions and other freight for Russia and 
Asiatic ports, will transform San Francisco into one of the live- 
liest shipping ports in America. 

The worm that ventures forth in the early morning air 

without his gas bag, these days, is meat for the wide-awake 
aviating bird. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Uncle Sam is slow these extraordinarily busy days in 

capturing the mess of unconscionable German spies that are in- 
vesting this country for the sole purpose of stirring up riots and 
other forms of trouble. It is notorious that the I. W. W. leaders 
are amply supplied with money for all purposes, as was illus- 
trated recently when two prominent leaders were called upon in 
New York for $25,000 bail and promptly produced the funds. 
These vicious anarchists are ready tools for German agents 
scattered throughout this country working for one fell purpose, 
riots and the destruction of property; a violent effort to injure 
and handicap the Government. The band that infested this city 
is imprisoned, but new conspirators will take their place. A like 
band is now attracting the attention of Government agents in 
charge of the Chicago and Great Lakes district. Several so- 
called "American" sympathizers of German descent are giving 
aid to these scoundrels by furnishing secret information re- 
garding the lines of big vessels plying the lakes. Four of these 
vessels, recently commandeered by the Navy for national pur- 
poses, have been deliberately sunk by explosives. The Huns 
escaped through loopholes along the Canadian border. The 
Canadians have joined the hunt, and the spies will likely be 
collared. Uncle Sam should recall the action of Germany in 
promptly executing Miss Cavill and other women. 

The self-impaneled jury, consisting of laborites and 

direct actionists, full of deep browed gravy study deliberation 
and bumptious gravity, continue to misplace itself in the present 
trial of Mrs. Mooney, charged with being connected with the 
dynamiting crime during the Preparedness parade. Naturally, 
all twelve men on this bone-head jury are already convinced of 
her innocence and sympathize with her situation; that has been 
their mental attitude since her arrest. The efforts of this "ap- 
pendix" jury is, of course, centered in the hope of somehow 
feazing the conclusions now being formed by the evidence in 
the minds of the regular jury, the only one constituted to deliver 
the legal verdict. The twelve interlopers are simply a bulldoz- 
ing menace and a silent wanton insult offered the court. Judge 
Seawell has a justly widespread reputation of being one of the 
most conscientious and one of the best informed judges of the 
law in the West. Acts of this kind on the part of labor and its 
understrappers are un-American and unfortunately are becom- 
ing more common in this country through radical foreigners who 
take advantage of the freedom and good-will extended them 
through the laws of this country. 

Hats off to Miss Jane Newcomb, a State college exten- 
sion lecturer. Jane is seized with a rabid frenzy when her 
periscope gets the bearings of a short skirt being sailed by a 
woman. Short skirts, declares Jane, and their co-sinners, silk 
stockings, make an ordinary fox trotting girl of repute and 
lady-like tendencies eat so much that she becomes bad tem- 
pered, and when asked to pass the soup tureen, flings it at the 
speaker, unmindful whether it puts out Cobb or the wrangling 
new shipping board. According to the same source of inside 
"info" developed by this scientific sister of the New Idea, "an 
inch off the skirt means an acquired appetite of a pound of 
beefsteak inside of the equestrienne parading the skirt. On 
this theory, what a fortune a butcher could make by opening 
meat stalls on the Monterey and Santa Cruz beaches! 

The special domestic war in this country is against the 

busy food brigade who are striving to make fortunes out of 
householders, as is illustrated just now by the legal thieving 
bakers' ring. Even the grocers protest against the extortions 
in the face of the dropping price in flour. This is a case for a 
Fickert investigation. 


I wish I was a little rock, 

A-settin' on a hill. 

A-doin' nothin' all day long 

But jest a-settin' still. 

I wouldn't eat, I wouldn't sleep, 

I wouldn't even wash, 

But jest set still an' rest myself 

For one whole year, By-Gosh ! 

Principes D'Equitation 

By Captain J. Dilhan 

Number 4 

Halting — Backing. 

To stop your horse, press with the legs and lean back slightly, 
gradually increasing the pull on the reins by raising your hands 
toward the body without moving the elbows. The horse will 
gradually move more slowly and then stop; as soon as this is 
accomplished, release the legs and the hands and resume the 
correct position. 


To make your horse go backward, press with the legs, lean 
back slightly and pull on the reins with gradually increasing 
force, as for stopping. When one step has been taken, release 
legs and hands and begin again for the next step. The horse 
will go backward at your command, step by step, if you give 
and take at the proper time. By shortening the interval between 
each step you will attain a constant motion. 

When you wish to make the horse go backward in a straight 
line, pull evenly with the hands to keep the head and neck per- 
fectly straight, and use an equal pressure with both legs. If 
the horse does not move in a straight line, while the aids are 
acting correctly, but goes toward the right, put more effort on 
the right rein than on the left, and the head will come to the 
right and make opposition to the hips, which will then be 
brought back to the straight line. Many horses have a tendency 
to go sideways while backing, and it is often necessary to put 
the animal close to the side of the ring to correct this defect. 
If it is desired to make the horse go backward in moving to the 
right, bend his neck toward the left before beginning to put him 
in motion. To recapitulate: 

To back straight, pull evenly on both reins and act evenly 
with the legs. 

To back toward the right, pull more on the left rein and press 
harder with the left leg. 

To back toward the left, pull more on the right rein and press 
harder with the right leg. 

Practice these three effects as often as possible: forward — 
stop — back; this is splendid exercise for the horse and ex- 
cellent training for the rider's aids. At first make three or four 
steps, then one or two, and finally but a slight motion of the 
body of the animal forward and backward, which is called 
"balancing the horse." 

In backing or stopping you must not use too much strength 
or act too abruptly, as by so doing you may throw your horse 
on his hind legs and possibly develop such blemishes as spav- 
ins and curbs. The horse must be induced to go backward, not 
forced to do so. If, when pulling moderately and evenly on the 
reins, you cannot obtain a satisfactory effect, increase alter- 
nately the pull on each rein, which is called "sawing with the 
snaffle," (this must never be done with the curb,) which mo- 
tion will overcome the resistance of the horse, make him raise 
his head and go backward as you wish. 

When backing, be sure to use the legs first to produce the 
forward impulse which is later transformed by the hands into 
a backward movement. Never forget the fundamental idea 
which applies to any move required from a horse: the action 
of the legs before the action of the hands. 

"Willie," said his mother, "I wish you would run across 

the street and see how old Mrs. Brown is this morning." A few 
minutes later Willie returned and reported: "Mrs. Brown says 
it's none of your business how old she is." — New York Times. 

At a recent concert, the conclusion of which was the 

song, "There is a Good Time Coming," a farmer rose in the 
audience and said: "Mister, you couldn't fix the date, could 
you ?" — Musical America. 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

"A Bit of Love" a Gem in Acting at Columbia. 

Those who must have threads of action woven in crude colors 
through a play, obliterating all the rest of the pattern, find Gals- 
worthy's "A Bit of Love," which the Henry Miller Company is 
doing at the Columbia a dull carpet for this week's offering. But 
those who can follow the psychological drama, who can feel 
the bite of irony, the sting of satire, the struggle of spiritual ad- 
justment, enjoy this play more than any that Mr. Miller has put 
on this season. 

"A Bit of Love" deserves no better presentation than the 
Miller Company gives it. Indeed it could have no better pre- 
sentation, for every member of the company gives his best to it, 
and stars like Ruth Chatterton and Henry Miller humbly accept 
parts with a few lines and highlight those lines into just the 
right pattern in the play. Scenically it is perfect, the scene of 
the church in the moonlight when the Devonshire yokels come 
to hiss the gentle curate, proving that no expense in thought 
and art and money has been spared, although Mr. Miller de- 
termined beforehand that the play should run just one week. To 
the credit of San Francisco it would be safe to wager that it 
could withstand the assault of two weeks' time, but Mr. Miller 
has another novelty for his farewell. 

O. P. Heggie plays the part of the curate, who refuses to pun- 
ish his erring wife, either by divorcing her, or proclaiming aloud 
her shortcomings or assaulting her lover, whose practice as a 
physician will be ruined if his affair with the curate's wife is 
dragged through the courts. Heggie plays this part with the 
finesse and understanding which would surely delight the au- 
thor's heart as much as it does the audiences. He plays it with 
an emotion within an emotion, a strong undercurrent of dra- 
matic import running through the role without ever coming to 
the surface enough to spoil the dominant emotion of the role — 
which is in its essentials those emotions which dominated the 
curate's hero, St. Francis. 

Lucile Watson does the part of the elderly wife of the Rec- 
tor with her usual intelligence and art; Walter Connolly's im- 
personation of the man who has killed his wife under circum- 
stances which parallel those under which the curate forgives his, 
and is demented in consequence, is done with such fine realism 
that it seemed removed entirely from the make-believe world. 

In fact, every member of the large cast helps Galsworthy 
to invoke "A Bit of Love" as the end of human striving — a 
mighty difficult thing to really find. 

* * * • 

Margaret Anglin Continues Hit at Orpheum. 

The Orpheum has a bill so clean this week that it is as 
though the little imps of vaudeville had scrubbed it up all shin- 
ing new for the visitors in our town. Which does not imply that 
it is a dull bill. To the contrary, it is all sparkles and fun and 
merrymaking. But those who like their vaudeville smudged up 
and coarsened to the notch of innuendo may steal away, for even 
the fun riot act on the bill never offends. 

Margaret Anglin and Frederick de Belleville are doing "The 
Wager" with the same dramatic skill and finish which delighted 
the audiences of last week. Newly come to the bill are Carl 
Randall and Ernestine Myers, who do a dancing act which is 
a sort of glorified syncopation of Russian dancing, and when as 
a finale they do a fox trot as early Egyptians might have es- 
sayed the fox trot, it is to admire as well as to laugh, and the 
audience does both beyond the limit of most encores. 

Austin Webb has a little play founded on Billy Sunday's 
type, and it goes with more snap than its opening moments 
promise. Elsa Ruegger, the great 'cellist, and her company con- 
sisting of a harpist and a violinist, give a musical number which 
never for a moment sags to meet the supposed musical taste of 
vaudeville, and the audience is most enthusiastic over this 
"straight" musical number. Likewise it applauds a musical 
stunt by Senor Westony, and of course the patriotic songs which 
the Lavelles invite the audience to sing with them get an en- 

thusiastic response; Asahi does his Oriental illusions, and Thos. 
Patricola and Ruby Myers break out in a new variety of fun- 
making and almost break the funny bones of the audiences. 

"Mother and the Flag" a Big Hit at Pontages. 

Pantages is giving a crackerjack rounded bill, this week. The 
gem of the lot is an extraordinary patriotic playlet by Myrtle 
Van and Company, entitled "The Mother and the Flag." Plays 
of this character are flooding the country just now, but the one 
now being produced at Pantages, in its quiet, sincere and ap- 
pealing spirit, grips the audience and reduces them to tears, 
and at the close to enthusiastic cheers. The acting of Miss 
Myrtle Van, as the mother of the boy who has joined the colors 
during a college prank, runs through a gamut of maternal emo- 
tions. Her sincerity is so apparent that it is completely re- 
moved from acting, and grips the intensity of the situation to 
the end, with the result that the tear-bedimmed audience raise a 
roaring cheer at the close. Nothing finer than this characteri- 
zation in vaudeville has been seen in the West. The play has 
been such a hit that calls for it have been made in the East. 
The unusually successful production was made under the per- 
sonal supervision of J. J. Claxton. It was written by J. F. 

The Hong Kong girls present a musical comedy, with Tom 
Brown and Eleanor Robinson in the lead, that keeps the big 
audience in rippling glee through their comicalities, wild pranks, 
high kicking, ripping good songs and diverting antics — bang-up 
jollity from start to finish. The University Four contribute excel- 
lent tuneful songs. Will and Mary Rodgers josh each other 
on their marriage, to the huge delight of the audience, and "The 
Lash" affords the William Schilling Company the chance to put 
over a sensational situation at Police Headquarters. Another 
thrilling reel of "The Neglected Wife" caps an unusually attrac- 
tive bill. 

* * * 

Sokoloff Gives Successful Mixed Program. 

Director Sokoloff is catholic in his sense of music, and in 
the opening Brahms symphony No. 1 he brought out a sincere 
and sympathetic interpretation that met the approval of the 
charmed audience. The braiding of the themes is with him a 
matter of supreme delight, and apparently he is never so hap- 
pily engaged as weaving this mystic spell of harmonies over the 
audience. Interpretation upon interpretation may be made of 
glowing, appealing chords to the musical ear, but from the 
score as interpreted by Sokoloff there comes spiritual delight. 
The instrumentalist of the afternoon was Brooks Parker, who 
played a captivating fantasy for flute, written by George Hue. 
It recalled all the joyousness and delight of ancient Arcady with 
Pan and all his followers dancing to the notes. A storm of ap- 
plause followed its close. Wagnerian followers had their fill of 
musical delight in the prelude of "Die Meistersinger von Neu- 
renburg," with its blend of the humorous and stolid German 

The program for Sunday afternoon, July 15th at the Cort 
Theatre will be: Overture, "Rusian and Ludmilla," by Glinka; 
Aria, "Marriage of Figaro," "Voi che Sapete," Mozart, by Miss 
Myrtle Claire Donnelly; Ballet Suite by Lully, Group of Songs, 
Miss Donnelly; Symphony No. 5, E Minor, Tschaikowsky. 

* * * 
Richard Bennett Still Scoring at Alcazar. 

Richard Bennett and his capable company of actors are still 
comfortably filling the Alcazar in the play of army life by Au- 
gustus Thomas. In spite of the fact that the Rio Grande takes 
as many liberties with the laws of reality as any "movie" that 
ever melodrammed its way across the screen, it is in such cap- 
able hands that the audiences enjoy it. 

Next week Bennett will appear in the gripping play, "Pierre 
of the Plains." 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

Pessimism is Treason 

Those are strong words, but as applied to the present situa- 
tion in this country they are used very advisedly. Broadly de- 
fined, treason is any act aiding the enemy. Under the existing 
circumstances, plans of all our fortifications would be of no ad- 
vantage whatever to Germany as compared with an impairment 
of our financial strength. 

As we have said before, prosperity is very temperamental ; it 
gets offended and goes away when its feelings are hurt, and 
nothing hurts its feelings more than doubt and distrust. Other- 
wise put, the plain facts are that thinking hard times makes 
them, and confidence in the approach of good times or the con- 
tinuance of their existence, just as surely brings or holds them. 
Fear that business is going to suffer when all the signs are to 
the contrary, is rank pessimism, and hence, getting back to our 
first premise, is positively treason. 

Not only is it not patriotic, but it may be said to be even idi- 
otic, to be pessimistic over the business prospect when seven 
billion dollars are to be put in circulation, practically all in this 

Quoting from an editorial that appeared in the "Philadelphia 
North American," extracts of which are given elsewhere in 
North American,': "It was the expenditure of the first fifty mil- 
lion dollars on materials for the allies that started the business 
of the country booming, when it was realized that they would 
need one billion dollars worth of our products, the flow of pros- 
perity became a torrent; the force of that is still felt, and now 
it is to be multiplied seven times." 

Patriotism is still a predominating trait of all true Americans, 
and there are more of the latter to-day than ever before. We 
expect it in individuals, but it is more surprising in the corpora- 
tions, large and small, which have been showing themselves 
far from "soulless." Witness how universally they have of- 
fered their plants to the government for such use as may be 
needful; one of them, a large railroad, is about to reduce its 
number of passenger trains to make more freight transportation 
possible as a help in this crisis; those who make supplies for 
the army are going to do it at cost plus only a moderate profit, 
and some of them will even waive all profit; engine, transmis- 
sion and truck manufacturers, regardless of possible disadvan- 
tage to themselves individually, are arranging to use inter- 
changeable engines and transmissions in military trucks, to more 
quickly supply them to the government and minimize subse- 
quent loss of their use; and so we might go on and mention the 
large companies that have promised to employees a part or all 
of their wages during their absence if they enlist for military 
duty or as agricultural helpers in harvest time, as well as the 
firms that have purchased bonds for thier employees, to be paid 
back on the installment plan. 

There is a pessimism of another kind that should receive its 
quietus by demonstrations of the fealty in time of stress of those 
the muck rakers have been pleased to call "creatures of preda- 
tory wealth." If the response from the people as a whole mea- 
sures up to that of the much-maligned moneyed class, the na- 
tion will have nothing to fear in the outcome of the war. 

It may well be one of the fortunate consequences of our be- 
ing drawn into the European conflict that the masses may get 
a truer perspective of the classes and vice versa, and thus avert 
what was imminent in a few years, had the old conditions con- 
tinued — a social revolution. 

A rebuke to the cynics has been the co-operation of the lead- 
ers of the various industries, most of them representatives of 
the soulless ( ?) corporations, who are giving their time with no 
compensation, and in many cases even at personal expense for 
offices, correspondence, etc., that the Government may have 
the benefit of their priceless experience. It is very safe to say 
that were the government to be paying these men salaries, com- 
mensurate with the incomes they would receive in their regular 
business connections it would represent a staggering sum. It 
ir not this fact, however, that is so gratifying, as the spirit be- 
hind it which prompts these men to give their services in this 
patriotic way. Second only is it to the patriotism displayed by 
those who have enlisted for actual service at the front, for 
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life." 

We cannot all go to the trenches, many of us can contribute 
very little individually to the financial aid of the government 

by purchasing bonds, but we can all, from the greatest to the 
least, forbear the utterance of gloomy or even dubious com- 
ments relative to the business future. Better if we think such 
thoughts, to inform ourselves and see how groundless they are, 
and then spread the knowledge we have gained to help suppress 
all manifestations of pessimism. 

We must not only think optimistically, but we must talk and 
live that way also. If we say we believe that prosperity will 
continue and hoard our money, we are hypocrites and as bad as 
traitors. Our being at war should not be made the excuse for 
withholding any contemplated expenditure, but the more reason 
for making it, for when we spend we show confidence in con- 
tinued prosperity. 

-Johnny B- 

who has seen eight summers go by, not 
very long ago developed a fondness for playing hookey from 
school. After two or three offenses of this kind he was taken 
to task by his teacher. "Johnny," she said, "the next time you 
are absent I want you to bring me an excuse from your father 
telling me why you were not here." "I don't want to bring an 
excuse from my father," protested the boy. "Why not?" asked 
the teacher, her suspicion plain. " 'Cause father isn't any good 
at making excuses." — Topeka State Journal. 

Advance Announcements 

Pantages Theatre. — With every act as it appeared in New 
York, Boston, Chicago and the other principal cities of the East, 
the 1917 Pantages Road Show, with the famous 30 Singer Mid- 
gets featured, comes to the Pantages here for the week commen- 
cing Sunday matinee. Three carloads of scenery are carried 
by the Midgets. In addition to the 30 little actors, there are 
fifteen miniature ponies, a large number of tiny dogs and two 
baby elephants. Before the coast tour, the Midgets were the 
feature of Hammerstein's Victoria, the New York Hippodrome 
and the road shows sent out by Klaw & Erlanger and the Shu- 
bert Brothers, Inc. This is the first time that this attraction has 
ever been presented at popular prices. Because of the tremen- 
dous demand for seats, ladies and children are urged to attend 
the matinees, rather than the night performances, to avoid 
packed houses. Zertho's dogs present a most remarkable act, a 
genuine laughing surprise, the greatest novelty of its sort ever 
seen. The sensational Australian entertainers, Stackpool and 
Speir, will make their first appearance here in original songs 
and dances. Schooler and Dickinson, the boy Paderewski, and 
the girl soprano, have a delightful act. Other numbers will in- 
clude Antrim and Vale, musical comedy stars, the three Ro- 
manos in dances. This star road show has been brought West 
without a single change, and is one of the most important 
vaudeville offerings that San Francisco has had for many sea- 
seans. The sixth incident of "The Neglected Wife" is a dra- 
matic one. . 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 

George Rolland and Company in "The Vacuum Cleaners" next week at the Orpheum. 

Orpheum. — Bert Clark, the ridiculously funny English come- 
dian, and Miss Hamilton, the beautiful young dancing star, will 
present a new edition of their famous travesty, "A Wayward 
Conceit." Mr. Clark will be seen in his original comedy char- 
acter, "Lord Helpus," a broken-down Britisher with a shabby 
frock coat and a champagne appetite. George Rolland, the ex- 
ceptionally eccentric comedian, will be seen in his newest com- 
edy act entitled "The Vacuum Cleaner," in which he imper- 
sonates Tim McGuire, in charge of the machine. The Three 
Vagrants are a trio of musicians who, in the attire of street musi- 
cians, play on a variety of instruments and sing exceptionally 
well. One plays on a cornet, the other a piano accordeon, and 
the third a peculiar Neapolitan instrument which resembles a 
mis-shaped harp. Gertrude Long and Spencer Ward will pre- 
sent their song offering entitled "A Dream," a picturesque vehi- 
cle for the introduction of delightful vocalization. Elsa Rueg- 
ger, the world's greatest woman 'cellist, assisted by Zhay Clark, 
harpist, and Edmund Lichtenstein, violinist, will present an en- 
tirely new program; Austin Webb & Co. will repeat their 
comedy success, "Hit the Trail;" Patricola and Myers will ap- 
pear in "The Girl and the Dancing Fool," and Carl Randall and 

Ernestine Myers will introduce new dances. 
* * * 

Columbia Theatre. — It is said that Henry Miller, when he 
secured the rights to the London success, "Anthony in Wonder- 
land," came into the most unusual play he has ever undertaken 
to stage, and will give San Franciscans an opportunity to enjoy 
its American premiere at the Columbia Theatre on Monday 

night, July 9th. The comedy is from the pen of Monckton 
Hoffe, and at its premiere in London it won unstinted praise 
from press and public. It will be the fifth and final production of 
the Henry Miller season, and will serve to introduce Ruth Chat- 
terton as a sort of Mary Pickford movie actress, curls and all. 
It is, perhaps, the best company yet assembled by Mr. Miller 
which will appear in "Anthony in Wonderland. In the list of 
players to be seen are Henry Miller, Ruth Chatterton, Bruce 
McRae, Lucille Baxter, William H. Sams, Robert Ames, Ray- 
mond Walburn, Frances Goodrich, Saxon Kling, Colville Dunn, 
E. L. Duane. Matinees will be given on Wednesdays and Sat- 

One of the season's most important dramatic events will be 
the presentation of "The Boomerang," which David Belasco will 
send to the Columbia for two weeks, beginning Monday even- 
ing, July 30th. 

* * * 

Organ Recital at Auditorium Sunday. — An "all request" pro- 
gramme has been prepared for his organ recital next Sunday, 
July 8th, by the official city organist, Edwin H. Lemare. The 
numbers are selections for which he has received many re- 
quests. The programme for the recital next Sunday is as fol- 
lows: 1. Overture "Euryanthe," Weber. 2. Berceuse, Godard. 
3. Summer Sketches, Lemare (I. The Dawn; II. The Bee; III. 
Cuckoo; IV. Twilight; V. Evensong.) 4. Prelude in C sharp 
minor, Rachmaninoff. 5. Serenade, Schubert. 6. Andantino in 
D flat, Lemare. 7. (a) Andante with Variations, Lemmens; (b) 
Fugue a la Gigue, Bach. 

The Famous Singer Midgets at Pantages. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

John McCormack's Success as a Singer 

There are no "lonesome tunes" in Ireland. At least there are 
none since John McCormack took the little wild flowers of poesy 
from the peat bogs where Tom Moore left them. The man from 
Athlone has gone singing to multitudes around the world. He 
is the first musician to surpass Caruso as a money getter here in 
America, the land of free-handed spending for old masters or 
live prima donnas, or whatever else it likes. Only the other 
day, says the New York Times, McCormack faced the greatest 
throng of his career out in San Francisco's 10,000 capacity 
municipal auditorium, that paid $13,258 to hear him. 

The famous figure of $26,000 when Jenny Lind landed at 
Castle Garden was obtained by auction sale, and the Swedish 
nightingale's share of $10,000 wenf to New York charities. 
Patti was dumb without a $5,000 certified check. McCormack's 
starting fee is $3,000, where Caruso's, modestly stated, is "at 
'least $2,500" in opera and much more outside. Across the 
continent, as at Shreveport, La., recently, a date from the Irish 
tenor pays the deficit in local treasuries left by less favored 
stars. It would interest some people to know whose deficits 
he paid with $8,000 houses recently in Omaha and Milwaukee. 

John McCormack sings more, earns, spends and saves more, 
'tis said, than any other captain, general or feminine Jeanne 
d'Arc of musical industry to-day. His managers, who helped 
to build up his great following, naturally don't tell all they 
know. But his present season looks like $300,000 to shrewd ob- 
servers on the outside. Last year McCormack made more 
money than anybody in "taking machine" records. It was 
$134,000 then, and it will pass $150,000 this year. As in Ca- 
ruso's case, the piling up of penny profits from far-away places 
has come to overshadow even the dollars drawn from audiences 

The highest number of song records sold is also McCor- 
mack's. Caruso gets 15 per cent on some; that is, he has his 
50 cents whether it's a $3 or $5 sale. The Italian is the "hare" 
and McCormack is the "tortoise," whose 10 per cent flat rate 
rolls up top figures at the finish of the race. His "Sunshine of 
Your Smile" in thirty days caught $120,000 ready cash, which 
meant for the singer $12,000 for one song in one month. "I 
Hear You Calling Me" was the biggest record seller in any 
country at any time; issued five years ago, it is in as much de- 
mand now as the first season. 

Like his hero in Handel's newly discovered air of the "Poor 
Irish Lad," McCormack started life without a fortune and has 
traveled far. There the resemblance stops. He does not "weep 
where nature smiles," nor do all his kinsfolk "lie beneath the 
sod." His Irish parents came from Sligo to Athlone in the val- 
ley of the Shannon, where the father worked in a woolen mill 
until the famous son took father and mother both to a fine place 
of their own at Greystones in the suburbs of Dublin. He has 
two sisters married over there, another a nurse in the chief city, 
and the youngest in school yet. 

As usual among singing folk, there's a yarn that one of John's 
brothers had the better natural voice, but the fairies at birth 
didn't put the artistic impulse into that other fellow's soul. John 
McCormack just sang because the music was inside and it had 
to come out. He grew up in Athlone, a town of 15,000 popula- 
tion, all of whom might turn off an Irish tune upon occasion. 
Apocryphal, perhaps, is the story that he was suspended from 
a priest's school in Sligo because he would stay out nights, sere- 
nading on the lake. But the schoolboys there believed it. 

There's another story that hasn't been told in America, ac- 
cording to one of the tenor's friends. "An old fiddler and a bal- 
lad singer," said this man — adding that Ireland is full of such 
odd characters — "stood on a street corner of a 'fair' day in 
Athlone selling 'twelve songs for a penny.' The 'kid' of 8 or 
9 years heard and followed them. He was learning to be a min- 
strel boy in Mullingar. two days away, when the family at last 
heard of him. John got no licking. They were glad enough to 
have him back home after they'd been dragging the Shannon 
for their boy. At any rate, that's when McCormack learned 
his first ballad," the speaker concluded, "and it was 'Molly 
Brannigan' that he sang when he came home." At 18 years 
the future tenor went up to Dublin to take examinations for 
the customs service. He lodged with an old college mate. Dr. 
Dalton, who took him to Vincent O'Brien, the organist. "Mar.. 

John McCormack, 
started as a singer of 
Irish folk songs, won 
fame and fortune. 

Later developed into 
an artist of the highest 

there's a fortune in that voice," said O'Brien; "don't think of 
any other career but a singer." 

The song that reached the musician's heart was "Then You'll 
Remember Me," from Balfe's opera, "The Bohemian Girl." 
Thanks to these friends, the unknown youth was entered for the 
annual Feis Ceoil and carefully groomed for that contest. He 
carried off first prize with Handel's aria, "Tell Fair Irene," as 
so often since "The Snowy Breasted Pearl." This was his first 
ballad in America, too, at the Manhattan Opera House on a 
Sunday night in 1909, when Oscar Hammerstein was consul. 

When he first sang "Mother Machree" in Sacramento he 
broke down completely, and would not finish. Yet his "effects" 
are not all impromptu. McCormack spent a year or more study- 
ing in Italy. "Not that the teaching is better," he once ex- 
plained, "but I could live 500 years over there for what it costs 
for one year in New York." 

His Milan maestro was Sabbatini. "Good old man that he 
was," said the pupil, "he told me, 'God placed your voice; it's 
best I leave it alone.' " The old schoolman put him over the 
high scales, saying, "That is the bridge you must cross." He 
made his first operatic appearance at a suburban theatre near 
Genoa in Mascagni's "Amico Fritz." On his next chance, in 
"Trovatore." he opened his mouth for a top note that wouldn't 
come, but the orchestra noise covered it, and the audience gave 
him an ovation. The following night he sang the note and 
got hardly a hand. 

At his third opera, "Faust," in another small town, he walked 
off the stage in terror. An impresario explained to the Italians, 
who can be "the crudest public in the world." The house was 
amused and flattered by the young man's fright, and when he 
came back their kindly attitude carried him through to the end. 

In America generally, as in New York, his audiences nowa- 
days run often as high as 7,000 persons, clamoring for the popu- 
lar old songs. He has stuck to his guns in the matter of classic 
training, singing Mozart best, perhaps, and sometimes Beetho- 
ven, Schubert, Brahms, always in English; even the Russian 
Rachmaninoff, or serious pieces by his American friends. 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 

Sugar-Coated Patriotism. 

This tale comes unadorned from the environs of Burlingame. 
A matron in those parts who is fired with patriotic zeal had a 
long session with her conscience, and decided that entirely too 
much food was consumed in her house. So she inaugurated the 
meatless and the wheatless day, and gave orders in the kitchen 
to spare butter in cooking. 

Then along came a friend who has taken a course in dietetics 
and informed her, after sampling same, that her meals were not 
balanced — that far too much sugar was consumed in her house- 

Thereupon this zealous seeker after the balanced ration made 
a scientific study of charts and bulletins of all the scientific data 
on feeding the family, and for a week measured out the number 
of calories of the variety of foods necessary to keep a normal 
person in full health. 

At the end of the week she and her husband went to call on 
some friends who have not let the war stringency interfere with 
their consciences nor their menus. Feeling very self-righteous 
(and also rather hungry) the abstemious housewife brought up 
the subject and asked the other woman why she did not adopt 
similar plans. 

"My dear," blurted out the frank and fearless neighbor, 
"every man on the train is joshing your husband because he 
consumes at least a pound of candy after breakfast and before 
dinner. He pulls a box of candy out of his pocket and munches 
it like a schoolgirl coming and going to town. At first the men 
joshed him about giving up drink and running his own little 
private distillery via the candy route, but he assured them he 
was not trying to create alcohol fumes in his inside by eating 
sweets, but was just trying to stop the gnawing hunger that fol- 
lows a 'balanced ration."' 

Needless to say, that family is now back on the home sugar 

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Mrs. Crocker Returns from the East. 

Mrs. William Crocker, who has just returned from the East 
brings back the latest reports of what the Eastern society wo- 
men are doing in preparation for war service. Every one is 
taking a course in some thing or other, endless committee meet- 
ings defy the hot weather, and the various organizations strive 
for supremacy in achievement. Mrs. Crocker says that not only 
are military capes vogue, and all the other accessories of wo- 
men's apparel, of course, show the military influence, but a 
number of young women in New York have adopted a sort of 
khaki riding suit costume for their normal, every day costume, 
and one sees them walking along the streets, in the shops, and 
in the smart tea rooms in boots and puttees and riding costume. 

The excuse for this costume is some sort of Home Defense 
Organization — and the excuse is not nearly as effective but just 
as amusing as the costume. Nothing so humorless has yet ap- 
peared on our horizon. 

© © © 

The George de Longs Entertained. 

The George de Longs, who have been the guests of Dr. Harry 
Tevis at his home at Saratoga are spending this week-end with 
Mrs. Frederick Sharon at Menlo Park. Mrs. Sharon is entertain- 
ing a house party in their honor. When the de Longs were out 
here a few months ago there was so much curiosity about them 
that they must have felt as though they were some sort of rare 
specimens of the human family who were being catalogued and 
labeled and properly filed away in the human family. Whereas 
they were simply a fine example of congeniality refusing to be 
crushed by so slight a thing as disparity in years. 
© © © 

Tactless Trifles. 

When George de Long went on from here to act as secretary 
of the wealthy widow, no one fancied that he would return in 
the rcle of husband, and their first visit did not prove altogether 
a perfect example of the tact of these parts, but the de Longs 

evidently enjoyed it enough to return, and now, of course, every 
one is accustomed to the idea, and the breaches in good conduct 
that punctuated the last visit are not repeated. For example, 
the gossipy and amiable old gentleman at the club who button- 
holed George de Long and said: "My dear boy, my wife tells 
me that your wife is charming and that you don't look a bit 
ridiculous together — in fact, she insists that your wife doesn't 
look a bit older than you do — it's lucky you don't look like an 
infant child," etc., now, this old gentleman and his kind 
are concerned with new matters, and the de Longs no longer 
duck the limelight of scrutiny which all newcomers must face. 
The de Longs and Mrs. J. B. Haggin will motor through the 
Northwest before returning to New York, where they, like 
every one else, are giving much time to war service. 
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Miss de Young Entertains Rookies. 

Miss Phyllis de Young was hostess at the last reception for 
the Rookies, and the de Young home was crowded all Saturday 
afternoon and evening with the boys who have eagerly grasped 
this touch of home life which Mrs. Dennis O'Sullivan inaugu- 
rated. So many of the younger girls are out of town that those 
who are here find themselves dividing up dances with the boys 
and otherwise enjoying all the perquisites and thrills of parties 
carrying an excess cargo of dancing men — and as this commu- 
nity, like all others, has gone through its seasons of fishing for 
enough dancing men to insure the success of the debutantes' 
balls, it is great fun for the girls and matrons who love dancing 
to have three or four men cut in on one dance. 

Some of the hostesses who agreed to entertain the men from 
the Officers' Camp were a little fearful at first that it would be 
somewhat awkward to entertain so many strangers, but the af- 
fairs have gone off without any awkward situations developing, 
in spite of the fact that from one to two hundred of the men 
have availed themselves of the opportunity each time a hostess 
has opened her house for the rookies. 
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Revives an Anecdote. 

Apropos of entertaining strangers, some raconteur at the 
Pacific Union Club revived this story on Lloyd Tevis the other 
clay, and it has been going the rounds of clubdom again. A 
young chap called upon the elder Tevis and asked him to 
identify him at a bank where he wanted to cash a very large 

"But, my dear young man," I don't know you; how can I 
identify you," demurred Mr. Tevis. 

The young man looked aghast and ejaculated: "But, Mr. 
Tevis, only last week I was one of the guests at Mrs. Tevis' 
dinner dance. Surely you remember me." Tevis fixed him with 
a judicial stare and shook his head, remarking sadly: "But I 
can't be expected to know all the young men Mrs. Tevis invites 
to her parties." 

So the young man went on his way and Tevis went on his 
merry rounds telling the tale as he went his unctuous route. 
© © © 

Young Van Fleet Sails for France. 

Every day adds another name to the list of San Francisco 
boys who have already gone to France to join the colors. Judge 
and Mrs. Van Fleet have received word from William Van 
Fleet, Jr., that he has sailed for France, but of course just from 
what port or where he will land they do not know. Young Van 
Fleet went East a few weeks ago to serve as usher at the wed- 
ding of his chum, Paul Pennoyer, to Miss Frances Morgan, and 
in the East made arrangements to join the Lafayette flying 

Young Van Fleet's engagement to a Los Angeles society belle 
has been rumored in the Southern city, where he has been mak- 
ing his home prior to his departure for the East, but as no an- 
nouncement was forthcoming before his departure, it is now sur- 
mised by the matchmakers that they were basing their calcula- 
tions on a flimsy basis. 

Judge and Mrs. Van Fleet were naturally loth to have their 
son go into so dangerous a branch of the service as the aviation, 
but as he is a very clever bird man and was keen about entering 
the flying squadron, they did not interpose any serious objec- 
tions in his way. 

Miss Julia Van Fleet, who is a sister of the young man now 
on his way to the front, is one of the many society girls who in- 
tends to give up most of her time to war service. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

Miss Page-Brown and the Cane Arrive. 

The arrival of Miss Agnes Page-Brown to visit her sisters, 
Mrs. Austin Moore, Mrs. Harry MacAfee and the fairy-god- 
mother of the Page-Brown girls, Mrs. Francis Carolan, has 
caused much rejoicing in the younger set where Miss Agnes is a 
great favorite. 

This young Eastern.girl has adopted the fad of carrying a cane 
which sweeps over the feminine contingent periodically. The 
Comtesse de Tristan never strolls along the roads about Bur- 
lingame without a cane, and she evidently find's much enjoy- 
ment in swinging her stick on her pedestrian bouts. Whether 
it is the revival of the cane, or the nervous reaction of the times, 
or the desire to keep the figure within meagre bounds, or for 
some other reason, the fact remains that walking is in high 
favor among the ladies, and one meets them brisklv swinging 
along, cane in hand, and a dog or two trotting behind. 

Recent Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Among the recent guests registered at the Plaza Hotel, fac- 
ing beautiful Union Square, are James E. Grogan and wife, Los 
Angeles; H. A. Simmons, Chicago; E. J. Devlin, Santa Cruz; E. 
R. Harter, San Jose; Mrs. Francis Brisbin, Butte, Mont.; Mrs. 
Jean A. Sanderson, Santa Cruz; E. T. Dumble, Houston, Tex.; 
Miss H. Chambers, Omaha; E. F. Miller, San Jose; Mr. and 
Mrs. J. H. Leopold, The Hague; L. Struben, J. Heitlager, E. 
Laurysen; C. Wilson, N. E. India; J. H. Sharpe, Berkeley; J. 
M. Macaulay and wife, San Jose; Webster D. Smith, Los An- 
geles; Mrs. M. Schoonbeck, Seattle; Mrs. T. A. Hayden, Santa 
Fe; Miss Genevieve Murphy, Tonopah; Mrs. Jessie Cruik- 
shank, New York; H. D. Watts, Lindsay; T. H. Buckingham 
and wife, Vacaville; John Petersen, Nogales; Captain and Mrs. 
Henry Huntington, Presidio, San Francisco; Dr. S. Amon Hill 
and wife, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Fallows, Sara- 
toga; Mr. and Mrs. James Bragg, Lodi; Amy M. Evans, Minto, 
N. D.; Mrs. G. M. Eadie, Miss M. W. Eadie, Pasadena; A. 
Brundow, Presidio. 

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Hotel Clark Registrations. 

A number of residents of this city are now visiting in Los 
Angeles, and among those who are registered at the Hotel Clark 
in that city include : C. S. Maltby, Capt. N. S. Owensby, C. B. 
Hobson, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Don Carlos, A. E. McKee, F. G. 
Francis, H. F. Schaefer, C. B. Saunders, Jack Borr, M. H. Ohs- 
ner, Thos. R. Edwards, Frank W. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. 
Anderson, Jos. A. Gray, Miss L. Strider, Mr. and Mrs. Don Gor- 
dan, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Plant, Mrs. W. H. L. Conau, Master 
Jack Plant, Master Conan Plant, Harry C. Elliott, C. E. Grun- 
sky, H. J. Watt, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bennett, J. M. Wadsworth, 
A. E. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hodge, Mr. and Mrs Peter 
Suden, Mrs. N. McClure, Miss Ruby Peiraro, R. M. Vaughen, 
R. E. Collins, Jr., Mrs. L. B. Dow, Harry A. Kennedy, E. F. 
Kaufman, I. A. Deakin, T. Thuesen, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bur- 
roni, M. Peterson, T. G. Arrowsmith, H. Hearsch, L. J. Cun- 
ningham, C. H. Loveland, E. F. Kaufman, A. B. Moon, Mr. and 
Mrs. Irving H. Frank, John Valin, Mrs. E. V. Valin, Lester N. 
Bryte, Bruno Loevy, Herbert V. Turner, J. E. Peery, Lee Schke- 
niger, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robinson, George McCormick, Ben 
Barton, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Gilberd, Mr. and Mrs. D. Mauser, L. 
Van Nostrand, Francis M. Heiman, H. F. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. 
J. J. Murphy, W. D. Read. J. A. Frye, W. G. Middleton, D. E. 
Harris, A. D. Williams, Dr. W. H. Johnson, wife and daughter. 
Judge and Mrs. Wm. Lawlor, D. Hallahan, D. S. Wilber and 
Chas. E. Davis. Also the following from Oakland : Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Fuick, Arthur Buss, James F. Peck, Miss Evadne 
Halliday, Thos. M. Fresneda, K. C. Burke, N. Ashfield, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. A. Mer^'uire, Mr. and Mrs. H. Fince, Mrs. R. 0. Wilson, 
Misses Helen and M. L. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J, D. Dias. F. N. 
Mutz, Vernon Yallop and Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Miller. Also the 
following from Berkeley: W. R. Raestan, J. E. Cort. Robert N. 
Hodgson, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Warner, F. S. Hudson. Miss L. 
D. Clark, Marjorie Clark, Mrs. L. N. Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Ar- 
thur J. de Lorimer. I. W. Howerth, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Winston. 
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Herms, O. R. Blois and H. E. Woodworth. 


Rear Admiral William Banks Caperton, U. S. N., who is in 
charge of the fleet that is making Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, its base 
of operations, and that is charged with the duty of patroling the 
southern Atlantic waters, is a graduate of the United States 
Naval Academy, in _ the class of 1875. He gained his present 
rank in 1913, and, in the interval between, he saw service in 
European and Asiatic waters and performed important profes- 
sional duties on land, such as supervision in the Geodetic Sur- 
vey, inspector of ordnance, inspector of lighthouses, member 
of the Naval Retiring Board, and commander of the Newport 
Naval Station. When he began his career it was on the wooden 
vessels with which the Nation emerged from the Civil War; and 
he has since had commissions on the old-time monitor, and on 
the_ dynamite cruiser, not to mention the finest of the latter-day 
cruisers and dreadnoughts. It has been his reward for duties 
creditably done to be chosen to represent the Nation formally at 
important functions of state in Europe and in South and Cen- 
tral America. In 1913 he was put in charge of the Atlantic Re- 
serve fleet, and in 1914, following the outbreak of the war, he 
was assigned to a special cruiser squadron that did duty in both 
Mexican and Haitian waters while the relations of the United 
States with Mexico and with Haiti were somewhat strained. In 
1915, when the United States decided to act vigorously in deal- 
ing with Haiti, he was ordered to "enforce order and protect 
life and property there," and, with marines landed from the 
fleet, the policy was carried out. Admiral Caperton is a native 
of Tennessee. 


She walks in corners, through a night 

Of crooked stars and crackling skies, 
And Up and Down and Left and Right 

Meet in her aspect and her eyes, 
Thus alter'd to that perfect fright 

Which Heav'n to normal man denies. 

One dig the more, one dent the less, 

Had half repaired that nameless face, 

Like to a stairway in distress 
Or ancient lattice in disgrace — 

Where Thoughts, all smashed to bits, express 
How rare, how wrecked, their dwelling-place. 

And o'er that cheek, and on that brow, — 

So hard to find, so badly bent, — 
The hues that shriek, the paints that glow 

Bewail good cash for canvas spent — 
My Apple-box, my Bungalow, 

Of truth, of beauty, innocent! 

— Ernest Jerome Hopkins. 

John S. Drum, president of the Savings Union Bank and 

Trust Company, has been called to Washington by Herbert C. 
Hoover. In the telegram no inkling was given Mr. Drum as 
to what was expected of him, but like a good soldier, true to the 
cause, he caught the afternoon train and promptly started on his 
trip to report to headquarters, ready to do his bit to serve his 
country. Mr. Hoover, being something of a Californian him- 
self, seems to have a predilection for calling on Californians in 
an emergency. President Ray Wilbur of Stanford University 
and Attorney Curtis H. Lindley and several other Californians, 
are with him laying out the plans of the Food Control Board of 
which Mr. Hoover is the executive head. 

Willis — So you married a rich wife. Pretty soft to have 

money thrown into your hands when you marry. Gillis — Yes, 
but pretty tough to have it thrown into your face ever after- 
wards. — Judge. 

Girl's Father — But how can you support my daughter? 

Twenty dollars a week won't pay the rent. Suitor — You don't 
mean to say you'll charge Edith and me rent, do you? — Boston 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 

BASSETT-GRABNER.— Miss Helen Bassett, daughter of Mrs. J. F. Bas- 

sett of Oakland, wrote notes to her close friends telling them of her 

engagement to Frederick C. Grabner of Chicago. 
JACKSON-WALLACE— Mrs. Olive Root Jackson announced the engage- 

gagement of her daughter. Sarah, and Robert Wallace, Jr., son of Mr. 

and Mrs. Robert Wallace of Fifteenth avenue. 
McGOVERN-SCOVEL,.— The engagement of Miss Viola McGovern and 

Haldane Scovel was announced recently at a luncheon given by Mrs. 

B. G. Latimer of San Luis Obispo. 
MULLHALL-STOLL. — The engagement of Miss Rosalie Mulhall to Edwin 

Paul Stoll has been announced. 
THOMS-MURCELL.— Many are hearing with interest of the engagemi nl 

of Miss Hazel Thorns and Uriel Charles Murcell. 


COX-PARKS. — Cards have just been received here telling of the marriage 
in Washington, D. C, of Miss Hazel Cox and Charles Oehm Parks. 

GORDON-CARTER. — The wedding of Charles Paxton Carter, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Carter of "The Redwoods." Lansdale, Marin County, 
and Mrs. Laura Byington Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
U. Byington of Oakdale, California, was celebrated last Saturday 

MACKRNZIE-McNEAR.— Miss Elizabeth Graham Mackenzie, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Clinton Mackenzie of 399 Park avenue, was 
married to George P. Mi-Near, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George P. 
McNear of Petaluma, Cal. 

MARRISON-CUNNINGHAM.— Wilfred B. Cunningham, British Vlce- 
Consul to this city, and Miss Gertrude Marrison, of 1250 Bush >i t, 
were married at noon Tuesday. 

N1ETO-REVILLA. — Miss Rosita Nieto was married June 28th in Los An- 
geles, to William Revilla. 

SCHAFER-TIDELL. — The marriage of Miss Alvina Schafer. daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William Schafer, and Grover Tidell, son of Mr. and Mis. 
A. Tidell. took place Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the home 
of the bride's parents. 

THOMSON-PETERSON.— The wedding of Miss Madeline Thomson, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Thomson, and Lieutenant Grover 
Frederick Peterson, who is in the officers' training camp at the Pre- 
sidio, took place last Saturday afternoon at the Thomson home on 
Kempton avenue. 

WELTERS-SCHl'LTRMAN.— The marriage of Miss Rita Welters and Jan 
A. Schuurman. the Dutch consul at this port, took place Wednesday 
at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Van C. Torehiana. 
Santa Cruz. 


Dl'NNE. — By way of celebrating the nineteenth anniversary of their 
marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Dunne gave a dinner dance at the 
Palace Hotel June 27th. 


BBNDEL. — Captain and Mrs. C. Stockmar Bendel, who are Stationed at 
the Presidio for an indefinite stay, assembled a number of their in nds 
Sunday at a delightful tea at the home of Mrs. Bendel's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Thomas N. Holm, in Pacific avenue. 

BERTSCH. — A tea was given by Mrs. William Bertsch ami Mis. Bdson 
Lewis Thursday afternoon. It took place at the residence of .Mrs. 
Bertsch, one of the prettiest homes of the Presidio. 

DB YOUNG. — Last Saturday afternoon and evening the M. H. do Young 
home was opened to the "rookies" who called in the afternoon, and 
as many again in the evening. 

GILLESPIE. — Mrs. Albert Edward Gillespie, of Clay street, entertained at 
tea Thursday afternoon In compliment of Mrs. Alfred Hunter, who Is 
visiting here from Honolulu. 

HUNT. — Judge and Mrs. William H. Hunt and their pretty daughter, Miss 
Gertrude Hunt, gave a buffet dinner to about fifty-five of the R. O. T. 
C. students Sunday. 

STARK. — Miss Catherine Stark of Filbert street was hostes son Saturday 
evening to more than two score of young men from the reserve officers' 
training camp at the Presidio and a complement of girls. 

CLOMAN. — Mrs. Sydney Cloman entertained at luncheon Monday at the 
St. Francis. 

EVANS. — Mrs. Robert K. Evans was hostess Monday at the St. F] Es 

during the luncheon hour. 

LATHROP. — Mrs. Leland F. Lathrop, who is visiting in Los Angeles with 
her sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. R. Watson, was guest of honor on Wed- 
nesday last at a luncheon given by Mrs. George Beveridge. 

MASON. — An enjoyable luncheon party assembled a coterie of the fri< nd* 
of Mrs. James Rupert Mason Monday at her home on Lake street. 

McCREERY. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard MeCreery had a number of the 
younger set at luncheon with them Sunday at the Coun- 
try Club. 

SMITH. — Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith assembled an informal luncheon party 
at the St. Francis Monday. 

ASHE. — A supper party marked the birthday of R. Porter Ashe, which 

fell on July 4th. 
ELLIOTT. — Mrs. Edward Elliott of Berkeley entertained at a dinner party 
recently at the Claremont Country Club. 

HUNT.— Entertaining at their attractive residence on Pacific avenue. Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Warren Hunt. Jr.. will be dinner hosts this evening. 

MARTIN. — One of the pleasurable gatherings of Sunday evening was the 
dinner at Which Mrs, Eleanor Martin presided. 

POMEROY. — Miss Harriet Pomeroj gave a dinner Monday evening in 
compliment to Miss Dorothy Berry, whose engagement to Walter Per- 
kins was announced a few months ago. 

KEELER.— Mrs. A. Starr Keeler arranged a picnic Sunday in Bolinas 
for the R. O. T. C. 


WELLS. —Mrs. William Wells. Jr., entertained sixteen friends Tuesday 
afternoon with an informal session at the bridge tables, and later by 
the serving of tea. 


BAN] imanx.- Miss Florence Bandmann has left for Carmel-by-the-Sea, 
and was the guesl over the Fourth of Mrs. Joseph Hoopei and Miss 
Helen Hooper, who are summering in that delightful place. 

CROCKER.— Mr. and -Mis. Charles Temple ton Crocker left Sunday for 
Lake Tahoe, to remain over the Fourth as guests of Mr. and Mis. 
George A. Newhall. Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Scott accompanied them, 
and t)j.- journey was mad.- by motor. 

DAVIS.— At tin' Ties rinos home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Di 
congenial group assembled for the 4th. 

GOBI i IN.- Mrs. Lewis Gordon Bpent the lih at Independence with friends. 

HITCHCOCK.— Mr. and Mrs. William Oeer Hitchcock and Gordon Hftch- 
i Prank Drum and Allen Drum are established in the Yosemite, 
iere they will enjoy a month of camping. 

MACOMBER.— Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Macomber were hosts mi the 4th. 

MORSE.— Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. B. Morse, who have been established 
at Lake Tain..:- for some time, asked a number of their peninsula, 
friends to share the pleasure of the holiday -with them. 

SELFRIDGB. — Dr. and Mis. Grant Selfridge took possession of ■ 

," th«- home thai they have leased in Monteclto, where they en- 
tertained friends there for the holiday. 

SHARON. — Mrs. Frederick Snanm took a party of friends with her, and 

they enjoyed the holiday in Santa Cruz, where they were the guests 

at the Casa del Rey. 
I'HL. — Mr. and Mrs. George 'hi have gone to Camp Wawona, STosemlte 

Park, for July. 

>i: ■■. '-ii.ii.— Mrs. Horace H. Arnold has come from her home In the Orient 

for a visit of three months with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles 

Yale, at the hitter's home in Piedmont. 
AHLBORN.— Mr. and Mrs, George Ahlborn Of Honolulu, the latter of whom 

was Miss Dorothy Doe of this city, are at the Palace Hotel visiting 
Mrs. Ahlborn's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Loring Doe. 
BARRY. — Mrs. Gibson Barry, who was visiting with Mrs. Lewis Gordon 
at Sea Cliff last week, Ib now enjoying a stay with Mrs. Frank I 

at the hitter's homo in Berk< ' 

BALDWIN. Mrs. George Porter Baldwin of Pittsburg, Pa,, Is In Pied- 
mont, passing the summer with her sister and brother, Miss AUene 
KduiY and Frank Bdoff, 

BENTLEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irving Bentley and Mr. and Mis. Walter 
Bentley, Who have been away on a long motor trip that took them to 

Seattl'-. Portland and other places north, have returned. 

CLTJFF. — Mrs. William Clufl, who has been enjoying a visit in Los An- 
geles with her daughter. Mrs. Edwin -lanss. has returned to town. 

GRISSIM.- After a pleasant visit In Bolinas, where they ha 
Mr, and Mrs. John D, Grlsslm have returned to Oakland. 

MGuKKR.- Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hooker, who have been visiting for 

several weeks at Lake Tahoe, have returned, and are again at their 
attractive San Mateo home. 
,iA.\M.\'.-.Mi. and Mis George H. Mendel Jonln and Miss Louise Janln 
have just returned from a delightful motor trip, guests of Mrs. Fred- 
erick Sharon. The party visit. -d Shasta Springs. Lake Tahoe, Itartlett 

Springs and Santa Cruz. 

KNOWLKS. — Mrs, Harry EfJlOWles and her debutante daughter, Miss 

JeSSle KnOWleS, arrived I after a stay of several months in the 

large Cities of the Al lantlr Const. 

\i' il >RE. — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Knight. 
who have been at the Webber Lake Country Club for the lost week, 

have returned to their San Mat.-o homes. 


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MEIERE.— MIsa Hildreth Melere is receiving a royal welcome from her 

wide circle of friends, after her lengthy absence In New York. 
POPE. — George A. Pope, Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope, has 

returned from the East. 
PHILBIN. — Mrs. Eugene Fhilbln, of New York, who was Miss Jessi. Hol- 

laday. daughter of the late Jesse Holladay of San Francisco, has re- 
turned from Boston, where she went to attend the marriage of her 

son, Holladay Philbin. and Miss Elizabeth Parker, and has joined her 

daughter, Mrs. L. H. Wetmore. at the Hotel Clift. 
ST. CVR. — Mr. and Mrs. Jean St. Cyr, who visited here on their honey- 
moon two years ago, are in town once more, guests at the Fairmont. 
BARRON. — A delightful visit in Bakersfleld is being enjoyed by Miss 

Evelyn Barron, who went down a few days ago to pass a week or 

more with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tevis. 
BLANKENSH1P. — Mrs. J. D. Blankenship has left Calistoga to enjoy a 

week's outing. 
CLARKE. — Dr. and Mrs. John Rogers Clarke left Sunday for the Webber 

Lake Country Club to spend several weeks. Dr. and Mrs. Grant Sel- 

fridge left for their country home, "Greenacres," at Montecito. 
EHRMAN. — Mrs. S. W. Ehrman, accompanied by her son, Charles Ehr- 

man and Mrs. Joseph Ehrman, left Tuesday for Del Monte to pass a 

few days in that delightful spot. 
FARNHAM. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Farnham have closed their home 

here and have gone to Summer Home Park, on the Russian river, for 

an outing. 
LENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lent have gone to San Jose to spend a 

month or so. 
NICHOLS. — Bishop and Mrs. William Ford Nichols and Mrs. Louis F. 

Monteagle left Thursday for an automobile trip through the northern 

part of the State. 

BULLARD. — Sunday the E. D. Bullard home in Pacific avenue was opened 

to the young army students. 
BINGHAM. — Major and Mrs. Ernest G. Bingham, who have lived at Fort 

Scott for several years, have moved their quarters to the Presidio, 

where Major Bingham's duties in the Medical Corps keep him most 

of the time. 
COOK. — Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Cook have gone to Lake Tallin- to pass 

the summer. 
COOK. — Mr. and Mrs. William Cook are coming from their home In New 

Jersey about the middle of the month for a visit of several weeks in 

Oakland with relatives. 
CELIO.— Mr. and Mrs. Roy Celio of Alameda will leave soon in their 

machine for the lake, with the intention of being away two weeks. 
COLE, Mrs. W. K. Cole, of Oakland, who recently returned with her 

husband from a trip to New York, has gone to the Toaemlte with a 

CRANE. Mrs. I >!. u^ias M. Crane and her daughter, Miss l 

Leave fur one of the Lake Tahoe resorts soon, to be away ;< few 

DB BOOY. Captuin and Mrs. James 1 ><• Booy. the latter «>f whom WBS 

Mrs. Ermlnle Wilson of this city, were in New fork recently visiting 

from their home in Holland. The I >e Hooys were married in London 

jibmii :i year ago, 

FAGAN. — A group of friends enjoyed the hospitality of Mr, and Mi 
Pagan over the week-end at theti attractive home In Menlo Park. 

GORDON.— Mrs. Lewis Gordon ol Sea Cliff has left town for ■ sbi 
in Inyo County. 

i h i i i\s.- Miss Gertrude Hopkins spent last week-end with Miss Helen 
Crocker at Hillsborough. 

HUBBARD. Bin Samuel Hubbard, with her son and daughter-in-law. 

Mr. and Mis. Samuel Hllbbart, ,Ir., an- r>;issinK a pleasant month at 

"Tii.' Pines." 'o;ii Bass Las 

HOLMES Mr. and ' rt Holmes of St. LouiJS, who pass their sum- 

mers In M mi their house gUSStS Mr and Mis A I. 

Nichols and id ■ Ibleo. 

HOWARD Mrs Qeorge 11 Howard, who is at present at the v 
Hotel, is planning to return to Baa Mateo in the near tutors. 

JOHNSON.- Mr. ami Mrs. William Hi 

home in i i " giving op i traents at tl 

, -is, where thej spent the month of May. have taken apartmi 

i*ow , , ax Sacramento, 

Mr. and Mra J. Prank Judge, who have been In B 
have moved Into their newly purchased home In Burltaj 
the ioU links. 
JOHNSON Misses Helen and Prances Johnson, who are visiting 

Bprlnga, do not plan to return to Ban Francisco tor several we» 
i \.'ki,ix<: Mi m I Mi fcUng will be guests ol Mr, and Mrs 

J. F. Judge part i m«r. 

i iBWIS. Mr, and Mis i ■ rented Efts 

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when "K a delightful ' ■camping -out" v. ,1 

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LA MONTAQNTB. Mr. and Mrs Clinton I 
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irnwell Mull i I Sunday to ch mo- 

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Visitor— What do you do with a story that the editors 

reject as too improbable? Dasher — I turn it into a scenario, 
add a few more improbabilities, and sell it for the movies. — 

Mother — I hear that Harry Smith is the worst boy in 

school, and I want you to keep as far away from him as pos- 
sible/ Tommy — I do, ma. He is always at the head of our 
class. — New York Times. 

Chollie — When I was a boy, you know, the doctor said 

if I didn't stop smoking cigarettes I would become feeble- 
minded. Bessie — And why didn't you stop? — Puck. 


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July 7, 1917 

Library Table 

"Did Fussleigh take his misfortune like a man?" "Pre- 
cisely. He blamed it all on his wife." — Tit-Bits. 

"They own a limousine." "That's nothing. I know peo- 
ple who eat potatoes twice every day." — Detroit Free Press. 

Clarence — Would you scream if I kissed you? Clara — 

Do you flatter yourself that I would be speechless with joy? — 

He — I shall not marry a woman unless she is my exact 

opposite. She — You will never find so perfect a being as that. — 

The German soldier's opinion of "retirement according 

to plan" : "Each for himself and the devil take the Hindenburg." 
— Punch. 

"No one ever made a fool of me yet," said Brownson. 

"Then you may claim to be a self-made man," said his friend 
quietly. — Judge. 

First Cow — It is going to be an awful summer for us. 

Second Cow — Yes, it will probably be treason to kick the farm 
help. — New York Sun. 

Sol. Smith's Orchestra furnished the music. A notable 

feature of the grand march was the increased number of dress 
-»uits. — Antler Times-Record. 

"I always call a spade a spade." "Well, just now, it's 

not what you're calling one, but if you're using one that mat- 
ters." — New York American. 

"England will soon be a republic if she changes her 

money to dollars and cents." "How's that?" "Have to give up 
her sovereigns." — The Lamb. 

"Life is just one blister after another," sighed the sub- 
urbanite. "The snow shovel is scarcely put away before the 
lawn-mower appears." — Town Topics. 

"Good-morning! I came to tune your piano." "Piano? 

But I didn't send for you." "No, ma'am; but the neighbors said 
I ought to call." — Minneapolis Tribune. 

Skinner — What are you doing about the rationing? Pod- 
more — Oh, when mealtime comes I tighten my belt. Skinner — 
From the outside or the inside? — Punch. 

"I want to look at some note paper." "Watered stock, 

ma'am?" "I should say not. My husband has wasted money 
enough on that kind." — Detroit Free Press. 

"One should always serve from the left side. That's 

right, I believe." "All depends. In serving subpoenas you 
sneak up from the rear." — Louisville Courier- Journal. 

Man of Business — I can spare you five minutes, but, you 

know, my time is money. Gentleman of Leisure — I shall be 
happy to take it in that form, sir. — Boston Transcript. 

"Now that, sir, is a very good cigar, one that you need 

not be afraid to offer anybody." "That's all right, as far as it 
goes, but I want one that I can smoke myself." — Judge. 

A country doctor, just arriving home from a "case," 

found this note awaiting him: "Dear Doctor — My wife's mother 
is at death's door. Please come at once and see if you can pull 
her through." — Dallas News. 

A Kentucky novel speaks of swallows nesting in the rye. 

Evidently not a native writer, or he or she would have known 
that in Kentucky it is precisely the reverse — the rye nests in 
the swallows. — Richmond News-Leader. 

"Your daughter has a wonderful voice. You ought to 

cultivate it." "What for? A voice doesn't show up in moving 
pictures. But I've got a boy with a funny walk whom I expect 
to see draw a thousand a week one of these days." — Washington 

"There will be fewer divorces," she said to a reporter, 

"when men treat women as their equals. 'Do you know the kind 
of wife my ideal is?' a married man once said to me. 'Of course 
I do,' said I; 'your ideal wife is the kind that's tickled to death 
over a birthday present of a bag of flour.' " — Washington Star. 

"Soldier and Dramatist." 

Among the scores of young and enthusiastic Americans who 
have already died for the cause of the allies is Harold Chapin. 
Before the great war made him a soldier, Harold Chapin was 
an actor and dramatist of no mean ability. He had been asso- 
ciated with Granville Barker as stage manager; had played 
many rolls successfully, and was the author of many clever short 
plays. Now he is dead, but there is a Young Men's Christian 
Association hut in France that bears his name, and there are the 
letters he wrote to his wife and mother and little boy. These 
letters, collected under the title "Soldier and Dramatist," form 
a notable addition to the always increasing sheaf of intimate 
and heroic experience. In their buoyancy and unselfishness 
they surpass other collections which have been given greater 
prominence. Their tone is less introspective, less harassed, 
than that of some of the others. They are not analytical, nor 
are they sentimental : they are filled with Harold Chapin's gen- 
erous enthusiasm. 

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"Community: A Sociological Study." 

This volume, by R. M. Maclver, Associate Professor of Politi- 
cal Science, University of Toronto, is described as an attempt 
to set out the nature and fundamental laws of social life. It has 
already been heartily commended by a number of distinguished 
people to whom advance copies of it were presented. For ex- 
ample, Lord Bryce says : "I am reading it with great interest 
and profit. The author has read widely and thought vigorously 
upon the subjects regarding race and nationality." Professor 
George Unwin of. the University of Manchester says: "I am 
profoundly interested and don't remember ever reading a book 
since Greene with which I have felt such complete agreement. 
It ought to make an epoch in English sociology and political 
science. I regard it as the most solid as well as the most stim- 
ulating contribution to social philosophy or social science which 
I have read since my undergraduate days." 

And finally Professor James Seth of the University of Edin- 
burgh: "I sincerely congratulate you upon an important and 
original contribution to the new science of sociology." 

Frederick Lewis Allen, managing editor of the "Century 
Magazine," has resigned his editorship to take up work in the 
government service for the duration of the war. As a member 
of the Committee on Public Safety of Boston, he will take part 
in a nation-wide publicity campaign for preparedness. At the 

conclusion of the war Mr. Allen will return to magazine work. 

* * * 

The July Woman's Home Companion. 

The July Woman's Home Companion is filled with helpful 
and entertaining articles and stories. Agnes Repplier has writ- 
ten a stirring article called "What is Patriotism?" Irvin S. 
Cobb, with his characteristic humor, tells of some of his experi- 
ences in writing for the movies, and "Outdoor Plays" is helpful 
for amateurs who are thinking of acting outdoors this summer. 
Other good things are "Bargains in Vacations" and "The Patri- 
otic Garden." The fiction includes stories by such well known 
writers as Sophie Kerr, Eleanor Gates, Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd, 
Grace M. Cooke, and Elsie Singmaster. The regular depart- 
ments on embroidery, babies, motoring and other things are up 
to their standard, and the fashion, cooking and picture sections 

are especially valuable. Altogether it is an excellent number. 

* * * 

The July American Magazine. 

There is a blending of articles and fiction in the July Ameri- 
can Magazine that gives a reader the proper proportion of help- 
lulness and entertainment. In "Markley's Method" one will 
find a serviceable idea that can be put to use by all. John Hays 
Hammond thinks Cecil Rhodes was the most wonderful man 
ht ever met, and he tells some new things about Rhodes. "What 
the Middle-Aged Can Do for their Country" is full of timely 
suggestions. Douglas Fairbanks writes about some of his 
stunts in the movies, and Darwin P. Kingsley, President of the 
New York Life Insurance Company, gives his idea about the 
difference of $1,000 and $5,000 a year men. The stories by 
Hugh S. Fullerton, David Grayson, Gladys Johnson and others 
are amusing and thrilling. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



The practical mother has planned what the children will need 
for the country, the seashore or the mountains, wherever vaca- 
tion is spent. 


This might almost be called an age of overalls, for with gar- 
dens, defense leagues, girl and boy scouts and the hundred and 
one other activities which are calling girls and boys this sum- 
mer, overalls fill a practical requirement. Do not make the mis- 
take of thinking that the overalls boys wear and overalls girls 
wear are the same! Oh, no. Girls' overalls are made rather 
full and bloomer like, some of them have blouses attached and 
are large enough to put over an entire frock if required to do so. 
Of course, khaki is the material considered the most desirable 
for these garments whether for boys or girls, but very often 
gingham and galatea are used when the boys are small and 
when girls wear them in the house. 

I saw a very cunning and practical overall apron today made 
of rubberized cloth and covered with serviceable blue and white 
gingham. It consisted of full romper-like bloomers and a bib 
with straps which crossed over the shoulders and buttoned to 
the bloomers in the back. The back of the bloomers and the 
lower edges were fulled on elastic. This is to be pulled on 
over the small girl's or boy's clothes to keep them dry when 

Embroidered Gingham Frock. 

Summer Overalls of Khaki. 

playing on the beach. I thought to myself that it would make a 
splendid soap-bubble apron. 

In the accompanying illustration is shown a small boy at- 
tired in practical overalls. He looks ready for weeding his gar- 
den, for fishing or doing any of the other duties of life. 

Overalls are not the only thing the young folks wear this 
summer, even though I have mentioned them first. For little 
boys are suits of military cut, made of galatea, linen, cham- 
bray and khaki. Trimly cut like the coat of a uniform, the little 
coat boasts of two breast pockets, with laps, two side pockets, 
and a belt. The trousers are, of course, short. Sailor suits, 
which small boys not connected with the navy often look upon 
with disfavor, have become very popular with the younger gen- 
eration this season. If one is too young to be a member of the 
navy he need not to be too young to look as though he did. 
White linen and navy-blue serge are the materials for this type 
of suit. 

Coats, even for very little boys, have a decided tendency to- 
ward the military, either in cut, trimming or color. Covert, in 
shades varying from gray to brown and having brass buttons, is 
very popular just now. 

A great deal of crepe de Chine is being used for children's 
frocks and even rompers this year. It is a material which 
launders well and is cool and dainty in appearance. 

Although gingham as a material has been devoted to children 
'these many years, it seems as though the use of it among the 
grown-ups has given it a stimulus in children's clothes. There 

never has been a season when there have been prettier gin- 
ghams for children than at the present time. Yellow, green and 
pink plain ginghams are made up of themselves or are com- 
bined with plaids, checks and stripes in which one or the other 
of the colors is a part of the color scheme. Yellow is especially 
popular. It is often embroidered with shades of brown, old 
rose and green, or with blue or some other contrasting but har- 
monizing color. 

The charming little dress shown in the sketch is made of yel- 
low gingham and trimmed with a doubled organdie collar and 
embroidered in coral-pink, brown, green and black. 

Embroidery on Children's Frocks. 

Children's dresses are trimmed with a great deal of hand 
embroidery. Wool is so effective that it remains popular even 
for summer clothes, but many people have preferred to use 
mercerized cotton or silk in its place. When embroidery is 
spoken of, it is not necessary to think of anything that will take 
a great deal of time, for the modern embroidery is very simple 
indeed. The darning-stitch is a great favorite, and is used to 
give the effect of shadow embroidery; the lazy-daisy stitch is 
quickly and easily done and is effective in coarse wool or cot- 
ton. Braiding is very fashionable. Sometimes braiding designs 
are stitched with coarse thread on the upper or lower part of the 
machine, which every woman considers easiest, and is wonder- 
fully attractive. I saw a charming little frock of lawn not long 
ago with a lattice-work design around the bottom, the lower 
edge of sleeves and on the front. A spray of flowers running 
through the lattice was worked by hand, but the lattice itself 
was done with machine-stitching. 

Cross-stitch is a wonderfully effective embellishment to child- 
ren's frocks and is very easily and quickly done. 


Fourth of July was celebrated in royal style at the Cliff 
House. The tables were adorned with large, fluffy bows of 
red, white and blue maline, with baskets of the same colored 
flowers, while army recruiting posters kept the main issue of 
the day in mind. There were gay flag favors and little bundles 
of red, white and blue candies. Special dances and songs ap- 
propriate to the day caused great enthusiasm. The glorious 
summer nights have brought numbers of celebrities to view the 
sunsets and the purple silhouette of the Marin County hills. 
Richard Bennett, O. P. Heggie, Miss Maude Fay, Miss Tina 
Lerner, Paderewski, Peter B. Kyne, have been noticed amonst 
those dining and supping there. The lobby is always bright 
with flowers, and the remark is often heard that the Cliff House 
has the atmosphere of some of those famous Mediterranean re- 
sorts where flowers and brightness predominate. The seals are 
away for their summer sojourn at the Farallones, and their place 
is taken now by hundreds of cormorants, with their young fledg- 
lings, and with the glasses one can plainly see them feeding 
their young. Miss Verna Gordon is introducing a new dance, 
"Salutation." It is Oriental and quite unusual. 

While every night at the Techau Tavern is a delightful 

one, it is the Sunday nights that are especially so. Commencing 
with the dinner hour and continuing right up to the closing hour. 
there is not one minute let up in the entertainment, and for the 
entertainment the Tavern's Sunday night vocalists and instru- 
mentalists are artists in everything that the word implies. The 
vocal artists are exquisitely gowned and possessed of gloriously 
beautiful and refined voices and their selections are always care- 
fully chosen. The instrumental artists comprise some of the 
very best in their respective lines in the country, and either in 
solo or ensemble their work leaves nothing to be desired by 
even the most exacting. The very best people of San Francisco 
are to be found at the Tavern on Sunday nights, and it is quite a 
place for the officers of the United States Army and their fami- 
lies to congregate. There is also no end of pleasure expressed 
by those so fortunate as to secure the Art Boxes containing the 
Le Lilas de Rigaud Perfume, Le Lilas de Rigaud Sachet and 
Le Lilas de Rigaud Face Powder that is presented free every 
afternoon at 4, 4:30 and 5 to the lady patrons of the Techau 

"What is the 'call of the wild?' 

the box!'"— The Lamb. 

" 'Take him out of 

14 San Francisco News Letter JuLY 7 - 1917 


of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities 




DATED JUNE 30, 1917 

1— Bonds of the United States ($8,883,750.00), 
of the Stjte of California and the Cities and 
Counties thereof ($10,809,900.00), of the 
State of New York ($2,149,000.00), of the 
City of New York ($1,475,000.00), of the 
State of Massachusetts ($1,097,000.00), of 
the City of Chicago ($650,000.00), of the 
City of Philadelphia ($350,000.00), of the 
City of Albany ($200,000.00), of the City 
of Cleveland ($100,000.00), of the City of 
St. Paul ($100,000.00), the actual value of 

which is $26,615,092.12 

2— Cash in Vault 2,687,063.53 

3— Miscellaneous Bonds ($5,492,000.00), the ac- 
tual value of which is 5,217,366.25 

They are: 

"San Francisco and North Pacific Railway 
Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($476,000.00), 
"Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco 
Terminal 4 per cent Bonds" ($350,000.00), 
"San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Rail- 
way Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($35,- 
000.00), "Northern California Railway Com- 
pany 5 per cent Bonds" ($83,000.00), "Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company 4 J /2 per cent 
Bonds" ($800,000.00), "Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company 4 per cent Bonds" ($50,- 
000.00), Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railway Company 3% P er cent Bonds ($100,- 
000.00), "St. Paul, Minneapolis and Mani- 
toba Railway Company 4 1 / 2 per Cent Bonds" 
($50,000.00), "Northern Pacific Railway 
Company 4 per cent Bonds" ($100,000.00), 
"Market Street Railroad Company First Con- 
solidated Mortgage 5 per cent Bonds" ($243,- 
000.00), "Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany of California Refunding 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($400,000.00), "Los Angeles Rail- 
way Company of California 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($334,000.00), "The Omnibus Cable 
Company 6 per cent Bonds" ($167,000.00), 
"Sutter Street Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($150,000.00), "Gough Street Rail- 
road Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($20,- 
000.00), "The Merchants' Exchange 7 per 
cent Bonds" ($1,290,000.00), "San Fran- 
cisco Gas and Electric Company 4VJ per 
cent Bonds" ($494,000.00), "Los Angeles Gas 
and Electric Company 5 per cent Bonds" 
($100,000.00), "Spring Valley Water Com- 
pany 4 per cent Bonds" ($50,000.00), "Mort- 
gage Guarantee Company of Los Angeles 
5 l 2 per cent Bonds" ($200,000.00.) 
4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 32,247,850.24 

The condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows : They are all existing 
Contracts, owned by said Corporation, and 
are payable to it at its office, which is situ- 

ated at the corner of Market, McAllister and 
Jones streets, in the City and County of San 
Francisco, State of California, and the pay- 
ment thereof is secured by First Mortgages 
on Real Estate within this State and the 
States of Oregon and Nevada. Said Promis- 
sory Notes are kept and held by said Cor- 
poration at its said Office, which is its prin- 
cipal place of business, and said Notes and 
debts are there situated. 

-Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 291,760.00 

The condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows: They are all exist- 
ing Contracts, owned by said Corporation, 
and are payable to it at its office, which 
is situated as aforesaid, and the payment 
thereof is secured by pledge and hypotheca- 
tion of Bonds of Railroad and Quasi-Public 
Corporations or other securities. 

-(a) Real Estate situate in the City and County 
of San Francisco ($1,934,090.86), and in the 
Counties of Santa Clara ($1.00), Alameda 
($44,378.36), and Los Angeles ($62,826.68), 
in this State, the actual value of which is. . 2,041,296.90 
(b) The Land and Building in which said Cor- 
poration keeps its said office, the actual value 

of which is 969,003.13 

The condition of said Real Estate is that 
it belongs to said Corporation, and part of it 
is productive. 

-Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 288,836.16 

TOTAL ASSETS $70,358,268.33 

I — Said Corporation On'es Deposits amounting to 

and the actual value of which is $66,803,381.74 

Number of Depositors 88,355 

Average Deposit $749.59 

2 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 288,836.16 

3— Reserve Fund, Actual Value 3,266,050.43 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $70,358,268.33 


By J. S. Tobin, President 

By R. M. Tobin, Secretary 
City and County of San Francisco — ss. 

J. S. TOBIN and R. M. TOBIN, being each duly sworn, each 
for himself, says : That said J. S. TOBIN is President and that 
said R. M. TOBIN is Secretary of THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS 
AND LOAN SOCIETY, the corporation above mentioned, and 
that the foregoing statement is true. 

J. S. TOBIN, President. 
R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of July, 1917. 
Notary Public in and for the City and County of San Francisco, 
State of California. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



"Mamma," complained a little one recently, "teacher 

won't let me sing any more, and I'm the fastest singer in school, 
too." — Boston Transcript. 

William Keating State Auditor and insurance commissioner 
for Montana, died of apoplexy at his home in Helena last Sat- 
urday. He was not in the best of health of late, but was never 
absent from his work at the office, until Saturday noon, when he 
was taken very sick and forced to go home. He was found an 
hour later unconscious in his room. Before medical aid arrived 
he had passed away. He was very much liked throughout the 
State, and made many friends in the insurance business, who will 

mourn his going. 

* * * 

State Insurance Commissioner Harvey Wells of Oregon has 
published a book containing the insurance laws of the State. The 
book is accompanied by a pamphlet containing a summary of the 
insurance laws as reviewed by the Commissioner. The two 
books are issued, together with the Oregon annual report for 
1916, giving a summary of the insurance business transacted 
in the State last year. 

William R. O'Neil of the London & Lancashire and Orient, 
is receiving many congratulations from his numerous friends, 
who have heard that he is to be married July 10th to Miss Lu- 
cille O'Hara, a very attractive and fascinating young lady of San 
Francisco. After the festivities, the young couple will tour 

Southern California on their honeymoon. 

* * * 

The Equitable Life of New York has a very large producer of 
business in Mrs. Roberts N. Lewis, manager of the woman's 
department at San Francisco. She has made a record of $238,- 
000 of paid-for business, which closes her Century Club year. 
No other agent in the San Francisco office has reached this high 


* * * 

The Idaho State Life makes a wonderful showing for the first 
five months of this year — an increase in new paid-for business 
amounting to $1,306,529 over 1916. The total insurance in ef- 
fect, May 31, 1917, was $11,897,413, a net gain of 18 per cent 

over December, 31, 1916. 

» * * 

L. B. Messier, manager for the National Life of U. S. A., at 
San Francisco, in co-operation with his agents, worked hard to 
make June a $200,000 month, and succeeded. Mr. Messier led 
the company in new business submitted, between the dates of 

June 13th and 19th. 

* * * 

A semi-annual dividend of 2 1 ' 2 per cent was paid by the Vul- 
can Fire of Oakland, on July 1st. The business of this well 
managed and enterprising company this year shows a good in- 
crease over last year's experience. 

* * * 

The Connecticut Mutual Life has appointed Will B. Sorry 
as its general agent at Los Angeles. He will fill the vacancy 
created by Walter R. Hoefflin, who resigned. Sorry is well 
known in Kansas City for his large productions of personal busi- 

The North British & Mercantile have taken over the Fine Arts 
and General of London, which is considered one of the leading 
British fire companies. They have also written an intense bur- 
glary and accident business. 

* * * 

All fire companies who have any Vermont business re-insured 
in a German company, are requested by the Vermont insurance 
department to report such business to them. 

Wanted to hear from owner of good farm for sale. North- 
western Business Agency, Minneapolis, Minn. 

GREEN, 2843, near Baker — 5 room lower flat, bath, open 
fireplace, garden, marine view, neighborhood unexceptional; 
reasonable. Phone Fillmore 2699. 











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posite. She — You will never find so perfect a being as that. 

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Other Sale Dates: 

August I, 14, 15, 28, 29 
September 4, 5 

Some Round Trip Fares: 

Chicago $80.00 

St. Louis $77.50 

New York $118.20 

Proportionately low fares to 
many other points 

Travel Via 

Golden State Route 

Two Daily Trains 

to Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, via Los 

Angeles, Tucson, El Paso 

"Golden State Limited" 

Leave San Francisco (Ferry Station) 6:00 P. M. 

Observation and Through Standard Sleeper 

"The Californlan" 

Observation. Standard and Tourist Sleepers from 

Los Angeles to Chicago. Connecting cars from 

San Francisco (Ferry station) 7:40 P. M. Daily. 

Through Tourist Sleeper 10:40 A. m. 

Unexcelled Dining Car Service 

Southern Pacific 

Flood Building, 7' Third St Station, Ferry Station. 

El Paso & Southwestern 

Honadnoch Build 

Rock Island Lines 

trst Building, 691 ■■ t. 

Write for Folder on the Apache Trail of Arizona 


Leave San Francisco (Key Route Ferry 
Depot) in the morning at 7:20 arrive 
at the Lake in the evening at 6:00 — a 
most delightful and scenic ride direct 
to Lake Resorts. 

Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway e 
trains to Sacramento and Pierce-Arrow 
Stage to Lake. 

Descriptive folder furnished on request 

L. H. Rodebaugh, Traffic Manager, Oakland, Cal. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 



Sai Francisco 


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San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 


Living Expenses No 
Higher Next Winter 

With the advance of spring, retail 
trade has improved, and there is lit- 
tle to suggest any curtailment on ac- 
count of high prices. Reports have 
been current of the effect of economy in the textile trades, but 
whatever curtailment there has been in style goods has been 
quit lost in the demand for staple goods and for the govern- 
ment's wants. The resumption of outdoor work increases the 
demand for labor, and there are complaints of shortage every- 
where. Farm wages by the month are higher than ever before, 
made necessary by the competition of the town industries. The 
good prospects now for the crops gives encouragement to hope 
that living expenses will at the worst be no higher next winter, 
and may be lower. If so, the strain in the industrial situation 
will be in some degree relaxed. 

German exchange was quoted last week on Swiss market 

at discount of 47 1 2 per cent. A year ago it was 21 3 4 per cent. 
When dealings in reischsmarks were suspended in New York, 
March 28th, they were depreciated 27 per cent; when the United 
States declared war, they went to a discount of 34.4 per cent in 
Amsterdam. When Greek King was removed from his throne, 
they fell to a discount of 44 per cent at Berne. 

Estimated, there is something over 1,000,000 tons of 

shipping for foreign countries now under construction in the 
United States, and by use of power of commandeering and hast- 
ening of construction, shipping board will be able to get 300,- 
000 tons more in water by January 1st than would be possible 
under present conditions. 

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company reports that its con- 
sumers numbered 431,755 on May 31st of this year. Of this 
number, 234,987 were users of gas and 184,484 were credited to 
the electric department. Water department customers numbered 
11,869, and there were 415 consumers in the steam sales depart- 
ment. The total number of consumers on May 31, 1916, was 

Government contracts, the intricacies of the income tax 

and the action of the Federal Reserve banks in demanding 
thorough accounting from business firms, have all helped to 
bring about a great increase in the practice of public account- 
ants, Forbes says. 

The city of Lodi has been selected by President Frank 

T. Swett as the meeting place for the grape growers and wine- 
makers of the State on Saturday afternoon, July 21st. Over 
3,000 members of the California Grape Protective Association 
will attend. 

Under the Interstate Commerce Commission decision 

Eastern railroads will get about 4 per cent advance, Southern 
railroads an advance on ore, coke and coal amounting to 15 
cents per ton, and the Western roads nothing. 

San Francisco bank clearings for the week ended June 

30th were $98,964,725.84, a gain of $38,802,338.20 over the like 
week last year, while the Saturday clearings of $24,618,613.36 
are the second highest on record. 

Estimated, there is something over 1,000,000 tons of ship- 
ping for foreign countries now under construction in the United 
States. Now mills and other industries are operating with a 
shortage of 30 per cent. 

World's second largest postage stamp collection, reputed 

valued at $1,000,000, owned by G. H. Worthington of Cleveland, 
has been sold to a New York collector. 

Will secure quarter interest in fast growing coast manufac- 
turing business, with estimated profits of $18,000 this year. 
Money required for more product to meet heavy fall demand. 
High references, full particulars — B. B. Co., care News Letter. 

Harold J. Dreher of the National City Bank of New York 

with a corps of assistants has arrived in San Francisco en route 
to Moscow to establish a branch of the National City Bank in 
the heart of Russia. The National City established a branch in 
Petrograd on January 15th last. It is the only American bank 
operating in Russia. 

Cotton Exchange at Havre, France, has been ordered 

closed for purpose of avoiding speculation during the cotton 

Income tax payments for fiscal year total $337,385,777 so 

far, and may reach $345,000,000, compared with estimate of 

In 1915 there were 2,000,000 men idle in the United 

States. Now mills and other industries are operating with a 
shortage of 30 per cent. 

The S. F. Stock and Mining Exchange has adjourned to 

Monday, July 9th. 


The financial report of the German Savings and Loan So- 
ciety, as of June 30, 1917, shows an extraordinarily strong posi- 
tion in deposits of $61,381,120. The reserve and contingent fund 
has increased to $2,185,170, and the Employes' Pension fund to 
$259,642. The assets of the company have reached $64,566,290, 
indicating that the German Savings Bank is one of the strongest 
of its kind in the West. This is indicated also by the large 
number of depositors, 65,717, who have confidence in its im- 
pregnable stability. 

e Quien hubiese tal ventura? 

The strangest of adventures, 

That happen by the sea, 
Befell to Lord Arnaldos 

On the evening of St. John; 
For he was out a-hunting, 

A huntsman bold was he! 
When he beheld a little ship 

And close to land was she. 
Her cords were all of silver, 

Her sails of cramasy; 
And he who sailed the little ship 

Was singing at the helm : 
The waves stood still to hear him, 

The wind was soft and low ; 
The fish who dwell in darkness 

Ascended through the sea; 
And all the birds in Heaven 

Flew down to his mast-tree. 
Then spake the Lord Arnaldos 

(Well shall you hear his words!) 
"Tell me, for God's sake, sailor, 

What song may that song be?" 
The sailor spake in answer, 

And answer thus made he : 
"I only tell my song to those 

Who sail away with me." 

— James Elroy Flecker. 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are vey few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices aare moderate. 

July 7, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



", ' ,- " ; 

A careful survey of the automobile situation which has just 
been completed for the industry by an automobile manufactur- 
ing company of Waltham, Mass., discloses that there is a 
greater market for cars now than ever, and that it is growing at 
an enormous rate, aided by the increased prosperity of war 
time. The figures show that there are 7,000,000 possible buy- 

The results of government investigations were utilized as 
well as the individual study and reports of the staff of Metz 
State managers were utilized in arriving at the result which the 
company has given the industry. It finds prosperity growing to 
proportions never dreamed of, with employment at good re- 
muneration for every one. 

"It must be understood that the automobile market is di- 
vided into two fields," is the statement made to the leaders of 
the industry, and to dealers throughout the country, based upon 
this investigation. "First the rural class, which includes all 
persons engaged in farming or living in towns of less than 500 
population; and second, the urban class of people living in 
places of more than 500. There are in the first class 6,500,000 
families. One million of these now own motor cars, and 1,500,- 
000 are poor, and for the purpose of our study may be elimi- 
nated. This leaves 4,000,000 families possible buyers of motor 

"In the urban class there are 11,000 towns and cities with 
about 5,000,000 home owners. Of this number 2,000,000 own 
automobiles now. Accordingly, there remains 3,000,000 pros- 
pective buyers in this class, or a combined unsold rural and ur- 
ban market of 7,000,000. In addition to this, there is the market 
for cars to men who are already owners. The average life of a 
car is five years, so that 20 per cent of present owners must buy 
every year. This is true because once a man owns a car he 
never gets along without one. 

"These figures are decidedly conservative because they take 
no consideration of any export outlet, the people who have or 
own two or more machines, increased population, increased 
prosperity, a million or more town and city families who do not 
own the homes in which they live, but are well able to own and 
maintain motor cars, the business houses who use and require 
thousands of roadsters for salesmen and the taxicabs. With 
the automobile a necessity now more than ever because it tends 
to economy, and that is what we need most, the factories of the 
country can only turn out 1,600,000 cars this year." 

* * * 

Fourth of July Auto Events 

A. H. Patterson of Stockton, Cal., in a Hudson super-six, won 
the Pacific Coast automobile championship on the Tacoma 
Speedway on the Fourth by driving his Hudson super-six 150 
miles without a stop in 1:47:4, or an average of 09.4 miles per 
hour. Cliff C. Durant of Oakland, Cal., was second, in a Chev- 
rolet Special, and drove a smashing race. Clyde Rhoades and 
Halcom in Hudsons took third and fourth places, respectively. 
Patterson won first money of $1,800, and in addition. $100 for 
leading the twenty-sixth lap, and $100 for being first at the 
fifty-second lap. He also broke the track record. In the fifty- 
mile consolation race, in which four cars started, Jim Crosby, 
in the Deusenberg Special, won handily, covering the distance in 
39 minutes. Jim Parsons of Seattle, who had been dri 
consistent race and staying in second place, dropped back a peg 
in the eighteenth lap, and in the thirtieth lap went out with a 
cracked cylinder. 

At Omaha, on the Fourth, Ralph Mulford, in a Hudson super- 
six, won the 150-mile automobile race, maintaining an average 
speed of 101 miles an hour, despite two stops, made necessarv 
by tire trouble. Mulford's time was 1:28:53. Joe Thomas, in 

a Mercer, was second; Walter Haines, in a Mercer, third; and 
Tommy Milton, in a Dusenberg, fourth. Eddie Hearne, Dave 
Lewis, Andy Burk and Billy Taylor finished in the order named. 

Manager J. A. Martin of the Haines-Thomas team, will file a 
protest with the American Automobile Association, claiming the 
official timers were in error in declaring Mulford the winner. 
Haines, in Martin's opinion, won the race, Mulford being sec- 
ond. While making the first lap of the mile and a quarter track, 
Tom Alley mounted the steep incline too far, and his car turned 
over twice, Alley and his mechanician, Billy Salmon, escaping 
with slight injuries. Alley's car was badly demolished. The 
five mile consolation event was won by Dave Lewis, in a Dusen- 
berg, who ran the entire length without a stop. Ralph Mulford 
finished second, and Milton third. Lewis' time was 29:03, an 
average speed of 103.27 miles an hour. 

Robert Delno won every race in which he was entered on the 
Fourth at Spokane, taking the fifty-mile free-for-all in 
102 :46 1-5. He was winner, also, in the Australian pursuit race 
and the ten-mile event for cars over 230 inches piston displace- 
ment, the latter in 12 :00 2-5. In the fifty-mile race, P. J. Erd- 
man was second, D. D. Skinner third, and W. F. Murphy fourth. 
In the ten-mile event, won by Delno, J. C. Mattison was second, 
W. F. Murphy third, and Pete James fourth. The ten-mile 
event for cars under 230 inches was won by D. D. Skinner in 12 
minutes, 39 seconds, Jack Carlton was second, Harold Hahn 
third, and P. J. Erdman was fourth. One entry was put out of 
the race when, in the qualifying event, it ran into a straw bar- 
rier and overturned. W. Dimmick, the driver, and Leo Alex- 
ander, mechanician, were injured, although not seriously. 

* * * 

Cole Four-Door Toursedan Now Ready 

Information comes from Indianapolis to the effect that the 
Cole Motor Car Company is now ready to place its new four- 
door Toursedan on the market. The Cole four-door Toursedan is 
of the convertible Springfield body type, but it differs from any- 
thing else in the trade in the wide variety of uses for which it is 
available. It is not only an open and closed car in a single unit, 
but it represents five distinct types of cars all in one. The body 
can, with little effort, be quickly changed from the closed limou- 
sine style to the open variety. Another feature is the glass par- 
tition dividing the front and rear compartments, and is adjust- 
able and removable. The four-door idea was adopted by the 
Cole Company when experience developed the weak points of 
the two door and staggered door types of sedans. With the two- 
door sedan the passengers were always subject to the annoyance 
of having the chauffeur or driver crowd in front of them and 
over their feet in order to reach his seat. A. F. Knobloch, gen- 
eral manager of the Cole Company, adopted the four-door type 
so as to give plenty of entrance way for passengers in the rear 
of the car as well as for the driver and the passenger in the 
front seat. There is a door at the left of the driver, one at the 

right of the front seat, and one on each side of the tonneau. 

• • • 

Motor Trucks Must Now Do the Work 

"Not only has the nation's present need for efficiency in haul- 
age and delivery work created an unusual demand for motor 
trucks," says W. L. Hughson of the KisselKar, "but since the 
beginning of the war, America has exported over a million draft 
animals, whose work here in America must now be done by mo- 
tor trucks. This is another reason why there is no limit to the 
production and sales of this industrial necessity. 

"Single orders for forty, fifty or sixty Kissel trucks are no 
longer unusual at the Kissel factory. In fact, such quantity or- 
ders are becoming common, and I understand this is true of 

other reputable truck makers." 

» * * 

Franklin Touring Car in the "Movies" 

A few days ago a four-year-old youngster was seen pulling a 
Franklin touring car down Woodward avenue, Detroit, with a 
playmate at the steering wheel. With his little girl as the lead- 
ing lady, and himself as the leading man, the Franklin dealer 
at Detroit had staged a scenario to show the 'taking points" of 
the car. The little girl tied her skipping rope to the lamp 
bracket, while her playmate steered the car down the street. 
To show the road-holding qualities, the Franklin dealer did a 
snake curve at a forty-mile clip. Preparation for a gasoline mile- 
age test was the final scene, showing the economy of the Frank- 
lin along gasoline consumption lines. 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 

Orders for Premiers Come from All Points of Globe 

A little thing like a world war seems to have no effect on the 
export department of the Premier Motor Corporation. Re- 
cently this company received an order for twelve cars for im- 
mediate shipment to Japan, and according to the advice received 
by cable, one of these is intended for the Mikado's personal 
use. Ramon Oyarzun, of Madrid, Spain, who visited the fac- 
tory a few weeks ago, ordered six Premier cars for immediate 
shipment to Madrid, and stated that one of these is going to find 
its way into King Alfonso's garage. Havana, it is said, already 
has eighteen Premiers running on the street. There are six in 
Porto Rico; Honolulu has four, and in addition demonstrating 
cars have been sent to such outlandish points as Callao, Monte- 
video, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Valparaiso, Copenhagen, Lima, 
Antafogasta, Christiania and Progreso, Yucatan. 

* # * 

Keeping Ahead of Procession Auto Builder's Aim 

"Keeping ahead in originating innovations and efficiency 
features for automobiles and motor trucks demands a thorough 
knowledge of the possibilities of the automobile," says W. L. 
Hughson, president of the Pacific KisselKar branch. 

"Constantly keeping one ear to the ground and one hand on 
the pulse of motor car buyers is necessary for the automobile 
manufacturer who wishes to keep ahead of the procession with 
innovations that not only makes his car stand out from the rest, 
but will eventually benefit the automobile industry as a whole. 
"He must know intimately the past and present history of 
the automobile in order to successfully originate for the 


* * * 

National Motors Official Joins Government 

Wm. Guy Wall, vice-president and chief engineer of the 
National Motor Car and Vehicle Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind., 
has been given charge of the Government's work of designing 
and producing armored cars and tractors, the latter usually 
known as "tanks." He has been commissioned a major in the 
army, and has already taken up his duties. 

* * * 

Big Market for Half-Ton Truck 

The announcement last week that the Mathewson Motor 
Company had taken over the agency of the Bush half-ton truck 
has proved conclusively that the truck market on the Pacific 
Coast has just been scratched. The number of inquiries from 
all sections and from unthought of localities proves that the 
business man and small merchant is just awakening to the great 

possibilities of the motor truck over the horse-drawn vehicle. 

* * * 

"Little Lady from Texas" Buys Mitchell 

Among the more recent people of prominence to join the 
ranks of Mitchell owners is Miss Katherine Stinson, the "little 
lady from Texas," who has thrilled thousands by her daring 
aerial feats. Miss Stinson decided to buy a motor car while on 
a visit to her San Antonio home recently, and with the true 
characteristic of her sex insisted on seeing and investigating 
every automobile for sale in that vicinity. And while Miss Stin- 
son has a woman's love for beauty, her mechanical knowledge 
gained through her profession led her to insist on certain 

characteristics in the purchase of an automobile. 

* * * 

Cole Eight Does Thrilling Stunt in High Gear 

Officials of the Cole Motor Car Company are jubilant over a 
stock car demonstration of the Cole Eight just reported to the 
factory from Norfolk, Nebraska. On high gear and at a speed 
of fifteen miles an hour, the Cole Eight went over the famous 
Louis Wachter Hill at Norfolk. Automobile men in that dis- 
trict declare that it is the only car which ever crossed this hump 
on high, and but few of the big cars ever made it on second. 

In fact, many of them have failed to make the grade in low. 

* * * 

Tremendous Auto Building at End of War 

It has been estimated by government experts that there are 
now in this country 1,400,000 owners of passenger automobiles 
that cost at the time of original purchase $500 or less each; 
760,000 owners who paid between $500 and $1,000 for their 
cars; 1,219,000 in the $1,000 to $2,000 class; and 231,000 hav- 
ing cars of which the list price was between $2,000 and $3,000. 

There are also in use, of course, many thousands of cars that 
cost originally more than $3,000. These figures measure the 
cumulative quantitative demand for passenger automobiles 
during the past several years; one for approximately every 
twenty-seventh person. 

At the conclusion of the war automobile production in this 
country will be larger than ever before, in order to meet do- 
mestic and foreign demand. Governed by the cost of material 
and labor, the tendency will be toward lower-priced cars. Eu- 
rope will want large quantities of inexpensive machines. The 
American manufacturers, who have by the most intensive spe- 
cialization developed the modern automobile of low cost, will 
naturally be in an advantageous position in the world-wide 
trade, although the competition will be keener than ever before. 

* * * 

Chandler, Cord-Equipped, Makes Unusual Record 

A tire performance which is believed to be a record is re- 
ported by R. C. Shumway, who is operating a Chandler car in 
jitney service in Seattle, Wash. The cord tires on the rear 
wheels of this car have now given 29,000 miles of service over 
the city streets, and do not show any signs of going out of com- 
mission as yet. This tire performance is the more remarkable 
when it is remembered that frequently the tires have carried 
heavy overloads. 

* * * 

Device Warns Motorists on Moving Picture Plan 

A "moving picture" guide book is the very latest thing in 
motordom. A Detroit concern has launched the "mileometer," 
which is a device attached to the steering wheel of the car, and 
operated by a mechanism similar to that of a speedometer. The 
movement of the car causes a tape within the machine to 
unroll, and this tape indicates all turns, dangerous crossings, 
character of roads and other driving information. A space of 
tape, representing a mile is in view all the time, so that the 
driver has ample warning of whatever is ahead of him. Not 
only is all driving information given, but also hotel and garage 
information and notes on speed laws of the different communi- 
ties. There is also an attachment to throw the tape reel into neu- 
tral if the tourist desires to deviate from the given route and the 
mileometer can then be adjusted to the place where he comes 
back to the highway and goes on telling its story from there on 
to the end of the route. 

* * * 

Secretary Baker Favors Aid for Highways 

Secretary of War Baker, in an address to the council of na- 
tional defense, and also in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture 
Houston, of whose department the office of public roads is a 
part, stresses the importance of developing through highways 
by federal aid. 

"Federal aid," says Secretary of War Baker in a recent letter, 
"under the act above mentioned should, in general, be granted 
only for roads such as can be designed 'through roads' — that 
is, roads leading from one center of population or commerce 
to another. Assistance in building branch roads for automobiles 
or tourists to visit points of scenic or historic interest, does not 
appear warranted when there is still such a pressing need of a 

good network of roads in most of the States." 

* * * 

Expert Sees Gasoline Shortage Near 

According to reports from the Oklahoma oil field, the gaso- 
line production of 1917 will not be sufficient to last through the 
year, unless radical conservation measures are taken. Dr. Bur- 
ton, of the Standard Oil Company, told members of the Society 
of Automotive Engineers recently that as close as could be 
estimated 1917 production would reach 2,500,000 gallons, of 
which American automobiles would use 2,000,000,000, leaving 
500,000,0000 gallons for use by military trucks, to be exported 

to the Allies. 

* * * 

British Army Uses 70,000 Motorcycles 

In the British Army 70,000 motorcyclists are in active service; 
40,000 of these are despatch riders, and the remaining 30,000 
are in machine gun batteries, signal corps and convoy service. 
The machines in use embrace every known make and include 
many of American manufacture. Our own government has be- 
come interested in the motorcycle as an implement of war, and 
is now using them extensively in the army. 

July 7. 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Norwalks Meet New Tire Mileage Guarantee 

"At no other place in the United States do motorists expect 
so much from tires as do those in California, and at no other 
place are tires sold to users on as little margin of profit," says 
L. H. Coppel, local Norwalk sales manager. 

"Five years ago a three thousand mile guarantee was consid- 
ered liberal, but in time this was increased to five thousand 
miles, and most tires are now covered by such a guarantee. 
With the three thousand miles guarantee, motorists were dis- 
appointed if they did not obtain six thousand miles of actual 
service, and now with users of tires covered by a five thou- 
sand miles guarantee they are disappointed if none or ten thou- 
sand miles is not obtained. 

"Since the guarantee of Norwalk tires was raised from five 
thousand to seven thousand five hundred for Ford sizes and 
six thousand for larger sizes, nearly every Norwalk owner now 
naturally expects to obtain not less than fourteen thousand 
miles from their tires, and at the rate Norwalks are holding up, 
I have substantial reason to believe that Norwalk owners will 
not be disappointed in their expectations." 

I High Gear 'Stuff I 




The smooth, free rush in the winey breeze, 

By open field and by tangled brake, 
By curving roads where the stately trees 

Are mirrored deep in the placid lake, 
Past town and village, by farm and stream, 

Through peaceful valley and rugged glen, 
Is life that rivals a poet's dream — 

Till one encounters the wayside hen! 

Her eyes are blind to the swift machine, 

Her ears are deaf to the purr of wheels, 
So she continues to prink and preen 

While close behind her the monster steals; 
Its warning note is a brazen goad 

That brings her up with a startled screech 
And sends her fluttering down the road 

To get well out of its fearful reach. 

She sets the pace in a straightaway, 

But though she flounders with might and main, 

Her heart grows heavy with deep dismay 
To find her efforts are all in vain; 

And so, at last, when her powers fail. 
She veers around in her frantic stride — 

And half the feathers that once were tail 
Are scattered far through the countryside! 

— American Motorist. 

* * * 

In your novice days, and even later, so far as that goes, if 
the car develops a mysterious hesitancy when it comes to per- 
forming its normal functions, don't you jump at conclusions as 
to the wherebeforeness of the aforesaid hesitancy. Many a man 
has sustained a compound fracture of the reputation that way. 

— American Motorist. 

• * * 

"Is Jobbins in the hospital?" "Not that I know of. Why 
do you think so?" "Smith was telling me the other day that 
he was out in his car and ran across Jobbins." 

H. H. Powers 

Phone Prospect 97 

F. W. Wenz 




1634 PINE ST. San Francisco 






259 Minna Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Tips to Automobi lists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 


Phone Kearny 485 

Golden West PlatingWorks 


131-133 Mission St. San Francisco 

U. S. Garage 

750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

Pearson Garage 

345 Bush Street 
Phone Douglas 2120 

Largest and most complete Garages 
In the West 






LIKE AN ORDINARY TOWEL | Your Grocer Sells 'Em 




Long Mileage Tires and Second-Hand Tires 
1143 VAN NESS AVL-Nssr Geary Phone PROSPECT 1566 






Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical eau'pment. storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction. 


639 VanNe.i Ave. BRAND A CUSHMAN Phone Protpect 741 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 7, 1917 

Leaks From Wireless 

As coal is selling as high as $90 a ton in some countries, and 
since there is an estimated wasteage of coal in the United 
States of about $500,000,000 a year, it might be a good plan to 
have a conservation commission appointed to investigate and 
propose a plan whereby the great annual loss of fuel may here- 
after be avoided. A campaign of education showing furnace 
men how to get the best results from coal might be a very 

profitable undertaking. 

* * * 

Great Britain continues to be the leading customer of the 
United States, her purchases averaging, at the present time, 
more than $50,000,000 a week. In one day recently a single 
contract for $40,000 was placed with an American firm in her 
behalf. All she borrows in the United States, and a great deal 
in addition, is spent where she finds accommodation. That is 

to say, Great Britain is a lift, not a load. 

* * * 

These are days of conservation everywhere, even in a part 
of the world where the present generation has, up to this time, 
known nothing but abundance. About one-third of the way 
across the American Continent even the poets are striving to put 
their compositions to practical account, or to combine them with 
practical local admonitions, so that there shall be no waste of 
effort. Thus one of them, who is enlisted in the tidy-up move- 
ment, writes: 

"Should you go into a restaurant and the waiters are unclean, 

And the pies are on a counter unprotected by a screen. 

And if the floor is dirty and the walls of dingy hue, 

And the ceiling cobwebbed covered — then the thing to do 

Is: Go somewhere else. 

Here is another illustration of the tendency to combine busi- 
ness and pleasure, enterprise and culture, in verse : 

"To our friends and our relations, 
For the very best locations 

Looking 'round; 
From the South up to Alaska 
There's no place like Nebraska 

To be found. 

"Valleys, ranges, hills and branches, 
Railways, cities, farms and ranches, 

All are great; 
Their attractions make one's task a . 
Satisfaction in Nebraska, 

Growing State." 

-.- -I -J 

The recent cause celebre, in the London courts, in which the 
genuineness of a disputed Romney was disposed of in a dra- 
matic and altogether unexpected way, drew from Mr. Justice 
Darling, who was trying the case, one caustic remark. The 
fact that there was no signature on the picture was under dis- 
cussion. Whereupon the Judge dryly interjected the informa- 
tion that he had once had a conversation with a noted dealer 
on the absence of signatures on pictures. The dealer disposed 
of the question in a distinctly original manner. "Oh," he re- 
marked casually, "I don't think anything of that. I have added 
too many of them myeslf." To those who know anything of 
the ways of the picture trade, this will not come as a surprise, 
much less a shock. 

* » » 

The order for a fresh issue of iron coins in Germany has led 
a German paper to reflect that the circulation of such money is 
almost unique in numismatic history, iron coins, except among 
some native tribes in the neighborhood of the Congo, having 
been in use only in ancient Greece. The paper referred to was 
able to recall, however, various other instances of curious forms 
of payment, not the least original of which was that adopted by 
the inhabitants of one of the Friendly Isles on the occasion of a 
concert given during the 60's by Mile. Zelie, a singer. The local 
chieftain paid for his seat with a beautifully engraved bottle 
made out of a cocoanut, while the contributions of the general 
public consisted of pigs, turkeys, chickens, cocoanuts, pineap- 
ples, bananas, melons and oranges. 


HOTEL ST. FRANCIS PRIVATE SCHOOL^Primary ; grammar grades; 
open air rooms; Kindergarten and Office — Green Room; training school for 
teachers; French; folk dancing daily in all departments; clay modeling 
featured; Friday dancing classes, 2-4 o'clock. SCHOOL OPEN SATUR- 
DAYS. Limousine service; luncheons. 

Summer School at Mount Diablo Will Open July 2nd 


Boarding and Day School for Girls 


2123 j 


High School, Grammar and Primary Departments, with French 
School for little children. Fully accredited by the University of 
California, Leland Stanford Junior University and by Eastern Col' 


2230 Pacific Ave., San Francisco. 



Boarding and Day School for Girls 

College Preparatory 
Grammar and Primary Departments 





Sight Reading, Ear Training, Theory, 
Musical Form, Appreciation 




The Secretarial School for young 
men and young women of education 







Life Classes 
Day and Night 







Directors: Jos. Beringer (Concert Pianist) Mme. Jos. Beringer (Concert Contralto 

Thorough education in Pianoforte Playing and Singing. Special depart- 
ments for beginners, amateurs and professionals. Pupils prepared for the 
operatic and concert stage. Opportunities given to advanced piano and 
vocal students to join the well known Beringer Musical Club for public 

Tel. Douglas 4242 

Consultation Free 



Hours: 10 a. m. to 12 m. and 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. 

Nervous, Chronic and Spinal Diseases My Specialty 





Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 

Aggregate Assets 
30th Sept. 1916 

• 13,625,000.00 
■ 18,526,600.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

388 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian States, New Zealand. 
Fiji, Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office: London Office: 


The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $11,326,205 




The Home Insurance Company 

The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 


Capital Stock $1,000,000.00 
Surplus and Un- 
divided Profits 2,311,258.22 
Deposits 60.603,036.99 

Issues Letters of Credit 
and Travelers Checks 
available in all parts of 
the world. Buys and sells 
Foreign Exchange. 

Finances Exports and 

Organized 1853 

Cash Capital, $6,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 

vt-.ere in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 

fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental income by fire. 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 

333 California Street. 



Members of the San 

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250 Twelfth Street - San Francisco 


^ e German Saving & Loan Society city Index and Purchasers' Guide 



Incorporated 1868 


526 California Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 
The following Branches for Receipt and Payment of Deposits only: 

MISSION BRANCH, S. E. Corner Mission and 21st Streets 
RICHMOND DIST. BRANCH, S.W. Cor. Clement and 7th Ave. 
HAIGHT ST. BRANCH, S. W. Cor. Haight and Belvedere 

DECEMBER 30. 1916 

Assets $66,633,735.94 

Deposits 63,499,332.39 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2,134,403.55 

Employees' Pension Fund 235,045.38 

Number of Depositors 69,024 

Office Hours: 10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M., except Saturdays to 
12 o'clock M. and Saturday evenings from 6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock P. M. 
for receipt of deposits only. 



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Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

Reserve Fund 
Aggregate Resource 
London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, Including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
Bruce Heathcote, Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 

OLD HAMPSHIRE BOND TyDewri ,ft n p u a s D cr T D s t Covers 

The Standard Paper for Business Stationery. "Made a little better than 
Beams necessary. The typewriter papers are sold in attractive and dur- 
able boxes containing Ave hundred perfect sheets, plain or marginal ruled. 
The manuscript covers are sold in similar boxes containing one hundred 


through your printer or stationer, or. if so desired, we will send 
nple book showing the entire line. 


Established 1855 


Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 357S. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
I ^pers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush, San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortridge, Attorney-at-Law. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

The Hibernla Savings and Loan Society. 
Pot the half year endlnj L917, a dividend has been declared at 

the rate >>{ Four <ii per cent i on all deposits, payable on and 

i drawn will be added to de- 
i will earn dividend from 
July 10. 1917, will ''i'- Inten I 
rul3 l. 1917. 

R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
Office — Corner Market, McAllister and Jones Sti 

Bank of Italy 
i'or the half year ending June 30, 1917, a dividend ha 

the rale Of four per ceo.1 On all savings deposits, payable on 

and after Mon ends not railed for are added 

principal from July 1. 1917. 

; 'in July 1. 1917. 
A. P GIANNINI. President a. PBDRINI, Cashier, 
i Montgomery and Clay Sts. Market 

Market. Turk and Mason Btl 

Humboldt Savings Bank 
For the half year ending Jun dividend has been declared at 

per annum on all savings deposits 
and after Monday. July 2, 1917 not -ailed foi i to and 

bear the same rate of interest as the principal from July 1. 

H. C. KLEVESAHL, Cashier. 

-7$3 Market St, near Fourth. 

Dr. Byron W. Haines 


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50 Dai 'y 

3 -Months Limit 
* Stopovers 

7 5 Fri. and Sat. 

15-Day Limit 

Tickels good either via Coast Line or 
San Joaquin Valley Line. 

Seven Trains 

" Shore Line Limited " 

(via Coast Line) 

Leave 3d Street Station - 8:00 A. M. 

Arrive Los Angeles - - 9:59 P. M 

"Owl" (via Valley Line) 

Leave Ferry Station - - 6:00 P. M. 

Arrive Los Angeles - - 8:50 A. M 

" Lark " (via Coast Line) 

Leave 3d Street Station - 8:00 P. M. 

Arrive Los Angeles - - 9:45 A. M. 

Four Other Trains 

Every mile protected by Electric Auto- 
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sheer cliffs. 


Round-trip Excursions 

Daily — Limit 3 Months. 

Friday and Saturday 
15-Day Limit 

Two Daily Trains 

Leave San Francisco (Ferry) 
9:00 A. M. 
11:40 P.M. 

Arrive Yosemite 
7:45 P. M. 
2:30 P. M. 

Pullman on I 1:40 train open (or occupancy at Oakland 
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June 30, 1917 
First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate $18,087,345.15 

Other Loans (Collateral and Personal) 11,336,935.08 

Banking Premises, Furniture, Fixture and Safe Deposit Vaults 

(Head Office and Branches) 1,267,342.86 

Other Real Estate 136.032.56 

Customers' Liability Under Letters of Credit 432,130.64 

Other Resources 317,732.34 

United States,State, Municipal and Other Bonds $9,290.43 1 .49 
CASH 7,960,728.02 17,251.159.51 

Total $48,828,678.14 

Capital Paid Up $ 3,000,000.00 

Surplus $811,600.00 

Undivided Profits 254,516.04 1.066.1 18.04 

Dividends Unpaid 105.175.06 

Letters of Credit 432,130.64 


Total $48,828,678.14 

A. r. (Jiannini and A. Pedrini. being each separately duly sworn 
each !'<t himself, *:tys that said A. P. Glanninl is President and that 
said \. Pedrini is ':,:l!.i ,,i the Bank of Italy, the Corporation 
Lbove mentioned, and that every statement contained therein is 
true of our own knowledge and behalf. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this:iuth day of June, 1917. 

THOMAS S. BURNBS, Notary Public. 

The Story of Our Growth 

As shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Resources 

DECKMBKR :il. 1004 ......... 1285.440.1)1 

DECEMBER 31. 1*0*. J1.8W.947.28 

DECEMBER 31, 1MB i2.574.0O4.9ll 

DECEMBER 31. 1910 $6,539,861.49 

DECEMBER 31. 1912 $11,228,814.56 

DECEMBER 31, 1914 $18,130,401.59 

DECEMBER 30, 1916 - - - $39,805,995.24 
JUNE 30, 1917 - - $48,828,678.14 


June 30, 1916 - 68.356 June 30, 1917 104.250 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before July lO, 1917, Will Earn 
Interest From July 1. 1917. 



The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

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"Save the food and win the war" continues to be 

Hoover's slogan. 

Slackers are being given two years in Federal jails to 

comb over their mental strabismus. 

The Root Commission to Europe seems to be able to 

make Democracy popular wherever it goes. 

The National Red Cross fund has reached $120,000,000, 

and is still climbing. A good cause knows no check. 

Throughout the world the new Gospel of the Clean Plate 

has taken the place of the old time Full Dinner Pail. 

Apparently the aerial raids on London to kill innocent 

women and children is the Kaiser's only field of success. 

Treachery must be stalking abroad in this country when 

105 men are locally indicted in the Von Bopp spy drive. 

"Her Secret" is being played at one of the local theatres. 

Ask any of her women friends, and you'll readily find out what 
it was. 

Some public spirited local taxpayer ought to run a 

vacuum cleaner over the heads of a number of members of the 
board of supervisors. 

Though the French nation finds it difficult to pronounce 

General Pershing's name they find it easy to appreciate that it 
carries weight in war. 

"Backed by America," that is why Pershing and his ad- 
vance troops provoke so much enthusiasm and faith from 
French and English alike. 

The spirit of the wets took a natural drop last week when 

the wholesalers announced an increase of five cents per gallon 
on all grades of bulk wine. 

Apparently Oxman showed his dented periscope too 

early and eagerly in the dynamite trial cases, for he has been 
battered and pounded ever since. 

Washington announces that one million women have 

signed pledges to follow directions of the food administration, 
a hard blow at the intrenched food bandits. 

Some sense has been put in censorship since Major Fred- 
erick Palmer, the veteran war correspondent, was put in charge 
of that field with the American troops in Europe. 

Evidently the Crown Prince of Germany has selected 

Verdun for his seat in the sun. Some friend ought to warn him 
that General Petain has covertly planted a bent pin there. 

The belligerent suffragist pickets hectoring the White 

House are making a national burlesque of themselves by wear- 
ing overalls. Of course "Can't bust 'em" is their slogan. 

Stockton man shoots himself because his wife developed 

the mania of shortening her skirts. Should this habit prevail 
among sensitive husbands, we suggest they shoot themselves 
with high balls. 

The radiant bathing dresses at the beach summer re- 
sorts, this season, uncover so much loveliness that Old Sol was 
three hours behind time in sliding behind the western horizon, 
off Santa Cruz, last Sunday. 

German spies throughout the country continue their in- 
sidious efforts to stir up trouble in this country by fomenting 
strikes and destroying food crops. Penitentiaries are excellent 
retiring places for such maladies. 

Pot such names as "Teddies" and "Sammies" for our 

troops that go abroad. Yankee is plenty good enough for us. 
They made the nation and their kind throughout the country 
is still abie to defend it successfully. 

Hoover claims that the "cabaret" is responsible for the 

American public consuming a fourth meal daily, and he has 
called on the women of the nation to eliminate the cabaret. 
Thank high Heaven the fox-trot is still preserved us. 

The grip of fellow Democracy encircles the world just 

now, as is illustrated by the arrival here of several famous 
French aviators on their way to San Diego to teach the Ameri- 
can cadets in that line the tricks of scouting and fighting in the 

A local grocer is seeking a divorce from his wife on the 

ground that she regularly taps the cash register. Either the 
grocer is neglectful in presenting his wife regularly with $12 
shoes or she is unable to work the combination of his trousers 
pockets in the dark. 

The ann'ial I. W. W. army, 2,000 strong, is on its way 

to California to stir up labor troubles. It is significant of the 
situation this year that the Home Guards have been called out 
to meet the situation. California sheriffs are cheerfully ready 
to give these annual invaders a cathartic taste of war. 

Take warning, you local Beau Brummels. Haberdashers 

in men's wearing apparel confirm the depressing report that 
dolling up sartorially in 1918 means that prices will be raised 
at least 25 per cent, due to the dumfidious fact that silk worms 
are on strike, the Liberty Loan a success, that the green cheese 
in the blue moon is not salable, etc. 

Roosevelt's courage and patriotism was illustrated re- 
cently at a great public meeting at New York when he de- 
nounced Gompers face to face for starting labor riots in East 
St. Louis against the negro laborers coming there from the 
South. This clash in white and black labor sounds a significant 
note in the prevailing war time. 


Rounding Out the 
National Army. 

70,000 regular troops. 

The Administration at Washington 
continues rigorously to round up 
service men in both volunteer and 
regular lines. The last call was for 
The selective draft has apparently 
checked the call for volunteers temporarily. The law has fixed 
the war strength of the regular army at approximately 293,000 
men. Since the first of April, 121,000 recruits have joined the 
colors, a very fair showing under the circumstances. At pres- 
ent the regular army is about 230,000 men, which means, ac- 
cording to plans, that 70,000 more men are required to place it 
on the war basis, 300,000 strong. No glowing or appealing urg- 
ing has been made by the army headquarters to gather recruits 
"between the ages of 18 and 40 years without dependents and 
who are not engaged in pursuits 
vitally necessary to the prosecution 
of the war." No special induce- 
ments are being made to get re- 
cruits to enter special branches of 
the service. The recruiting may 
take some time longer, but there is 
no question but what the ranks will 
be filled in time for the Govern- 
ment's set purpose. More and more 
are these men in the 18-40 year class 
obviously realizing that their work 
in the volunteer class will be far 
more appreciated than in that of 
the conscript class. The volunteer 
class naturally will be the first to 
go to the front. The first unit of 
regulars to fill the transports have 
undergone the patriotic thrill of 
their enthusiastic welcome by the 
adoring patriotic French nation, and 
the other units will now follow as 
the transport service will permit. 
The National Guard units, now be- 
ing prepared, will follow, but they 
will not likely be ready for battle 
travail till late fall. There is hard 
work in drill, army maneuvers and 
training in mimic warfare for mem- 
bers of the selective draft, and the 
chances are almost certain that they 
will not reach France before next 
spring, 1918. In the meantime, both 
the army and the navy branches will 
indefatigably continue their efforts 
to muster recruits into the service 
in order to be prepared for all even- 
tualities. Uncle Sam is taking no 
chances in this war, as is exempli- 
fied by the large loans made the en- 
tente nations, and the complete 
thoroughness of all-round activity 
in preparedness. 


Russian Democracy 
Affecting Germany 

Any autocratic nation lying near the 
border of the resurrected Russian 
nation must perforce feel the spirit- 
ual changes underway there. This 
experience is now brooding over Germany, where the counter 
currents are already beginning to display their obvious mean- 
ing. Naturally, Germany is buttressing herself against this tre- 
mendous wave of Democracy. Reaction is rampant in efforts 
of self-preservation among the ruling German class, and the only 
spark of hope on the horizon from it is that under the circum- 
stances huge Russia must of necessity place immense govern- 
mental power in the small coterie of men that just now virtually 
constitutes the Russian Government. The Government of the 
United States is in a large measure doing the same thing, plac- 
ing extraordinary ruling power in the hands of President Wil- 
son and his advisers. Alexander Kerensky, the socialist leader 

of Russia, Minister of War, exercises almost autocratic sway in 
Russia. Such action on the part of the people is absolutely 
necessary in the present war against Germany and her auto- 
cratic allies. From this situation the Kaiser undoubtedly hopes 
that Karensky may, through some subtle means, be led by the 
remnants of the recent Czar's followers, to turn over the admin- 
istrative power of the country. The Kaiser would undoubtedly 
go to any extreme to bring about such a consummation. Such 
swift shifts in power have happened time and again in history. 
But in this extraordinary notch of time, Destiny seems to de- 
cree that crowns shall be broken and dynasties fall. Even the 
Chinese dynasty was translated into a Republic, and despite 
the recent efforts of Chinese imperialists to recover the throne, 
it looks very much that Democracy would win. The Root Com- 
mission to Russia has immensely 
aided to strengthen the democratic 
spirit of that country, thus arous- 
ing more and more the sympa- 
thetic spirit of the socialists of Ger- 
many, who are sick and impatient 
over deferred reforms. Only the 
strong autocratic grip of the Hohen- 
zollern family on the situation is 
able to defer an explosion that must 
come in the near future. 

The Forward Sweep of Eager 
Reaction in China made an effort 
to re-establish itself on the throne, 
last week. It proved the last feeble 
effort to restore the Manchu dy- 
nasty. The five years of Republi- 
canism had provided a sense of 
emancipation that has worked won- 
ders in China, sustained as it has 
been by the notable work of the 
patriotic Chinese of San Francisco 
who for a decade have planned and 
furnished funds to bring about a 
democratic government in China. 
Practically every autocratic empire 
that has been attacked successfully 
by democracy has naturally resorted 
to every artful means to restore the 
empire. Efforts of this kind are 
very likely being fomented in Rus- 
sia to restore the dynasty of the late 
Czar, backed by the Kaiser and the 
Emperor of Austria. The blow that 
struck the Czar from his autocratic 
power naturally shook the thrones 
of the Kaiser, Emperor Carl Franz 
Josef of Austria and King Aifonso 
of Spain. All three dynasties are 
threatened by the present advancing 
wave of Democracy sweeping over 
the world, Germany being the most formidable stronghold, as 
represented by the intrenched Hohenzollern family. 

The lonely spirit of Imperialism, as it now exists in China is 
represented by General Shang Hsun, who began life as an il- 
literate servant. Later he happened to be the fortunate coach- 
man who enabled the Dowager Empress to escape from her 
enemies, and later she made him a mandarin and a general for 
his services. The latest reports from China indicate that for- 
tune is against him, as it is just now against all the forces of in- 
trenched Imperialism. Destiny in these days of history is 
swinging the pendulum in the direction of Democracy, and the 
peoples of the earth are eagerly coming into their own ideal in 
government. Even the Kaiser must see the handwriting on the 
wall, but after the manner of his kind he is endeavoring by 
every means at hand to save as much as possible from the 
wreckage, hoping that later, and under better auspices, to carve 
a wider place in the sun for Imperial Power. 


— By IrviriK. Spe< i News Letter. 

July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Hoover continues to check the plans of the unconscion- 
able food pirates of the country, and naturally these knavish 
buccanneers are after his scalp and are doing everything in 
their power to balk his efforts. The problem of properly con- 
serving the tremendous food products of the United States is of 
titanic proportions, but Hoover, through his experience with 
the distribution of the enormous and complex Belgian relief 
supplies, is far and away the most experienced man to handle 
the present situation. France and England imposed such full 
confidence in his integrity and ability that they intrusted to him 
millions of dollars to buy foodstuffs, and never asked an ac- 
counting of his disbursements. The curse of America to-day is 
the present food buccaneers who are determined at any cost to 
reap huge fortunes out of this extraordinary crisis in the history 
oi the nation. Perhaps it is as well, the battle on the part of 
the people against this horde of organized villanies must be 
fought out sometime, and the prevailing war offers the best op- 
portunity to fight it out now, and fortunately Opportunity has 
given the nation a champion leader in Hoover, who is familiar 
with the knavish tricks and crooked practices of these villainous 
food pirates. Like the hyena, they are the prowlers of dark 
ways, and render their victims into bones. 

The local political pot is beginning to foment and gives 

every aspect of being as stenchy as usual. Labor is gripping 
fast to its job along that line ; so are the so-called irrepressible 
and hopeful reformers, the elastic special "clubs" ready and 
eager to accept the highest sum offered, and the regulars who 
have been quietly recruiting and palavering for some time past 
for the campaign. The target will be nine supervisors' position 
on the board. Nelson, Hilmer, Power, Nolan, Gallagher, Deasy, 
Walsh, McLeran and Suhr slide back into obscurity, and may 
they keep going while the going is good. Under the new prefer- 
ential method of voting the new and old aspirants will have to 
cross a wide field of tanglefoot wire before they get into reach- 
ing distance of election. San Francisco is big enough and 
broad enough to have passed the rat hole kind of politics that 
Labor practices in and out of office. The Chamber of Commerce 
should take action at this forthcoming election to put proper can- 
didates in the field for these offices, candidates that would make 
lor the best interests of San Francisco and not for petty poli- 

Out of the gaping Erebus comes the annual cheerful and 

insistent horde of the implacable I. W. W. to stir up trouble in 
the labor fields and industries of the West. The knavish horde 
has been kicked out of the mines of Arizona for fomenting riots 
there, pick handled out of the industrial cities of the North, 
shunted out of Nevada, and, as usual, the rampant horde is drift- 
ing toward California for their annual pestilential breeding of 
labor spasms and business depression; the fomenting of any 
old kind of shenanigan to intimidate residents of the small in- 
terior towns and villages of the State. Their object, like that 
of the mad Kaiser, is to terrorize residents into accepting the 
tenets of their propaganda, mental hogwash, infertile dreams 
and vapid mouthings. Their closest affiliation is with the devil 
himself, and at times it is evident they outdo old Nick at his 
best. Business men about the State have been spurred by the 
antics of these trouble breeders into organization for the purpose 
of protecting their interests, and it is to be hoped such local or- 
ganizations will throttle short this season the pestiferous plans 
of these annual plagues. 

Kidnapping girls in automobiles apparently is becoming 

a popular amusement in this city despite the flaring efforts of 
the police to check the merry game. Two girls walking along 
Fillmore street one evening this week were thrown into a waiting 
automobile beside the pavement and the machine was shot in 
the direction of the San Mateo line, the girls struggling the 
meanwhile to make their escape. Near San Mateo one of them 
succeeded, which ended the exciting game of the abductees. 
and the machine was whirled about and rushed back to the 
city. Where is the rotten spot in our local operation of the laws 
when such flagrant acts are perpetrated? Somebody in the 
local administration is, of course, responsible for the spreading 
of such cave man depravity, and he should be jacked up with a 
jerk that will make his teeth rattle and shock his conscience of 

the fact that his neglect makes him a participator in such 
crimes. May the axe sever him from his job on the next occa- 

Principes D'Equitation 



By Captain J. Dilhan 


\\ ■ 

Number 5 

The Seat. 

To have a good seat is to look well, feel comfortable and be 
able to stand, undisturbed, not only the ordinary reactions pro- 
duced by the gait of the horse, but also the effects of his de- 
fenses, rearing, kicking, plunging, jumping, jumping sideways, 
etc. A good seat may be acquired by anybody, as the lack of 
physical aptitude can be counter-balanced by intelligent, well 
directed effort and proper exercises. 

A good seat requires grip and balance. The grip depends 
upon the pressure of the legs, the balance upon the suppleness 
of the loins. The initial efforts of the beginner should be 
directed toward developing the two simultaneously, and it is 
most important that he should acquire in the beginning a correct 
idea of what is meant by grip and balance; a trot of a few min- 
utes without stirrups will serve to enlighten him. 

The perfect way for the beginner to start would be without 
stirrups, according to the methods prescribed for the recruits 
in all the armies of the world, but in civilian riding schools it 
if necessary that more care be exercised, as the military re- 
cruits are a chosen body of young men, while the pupils of or- 
dinary schools are of different ages, temperament and phy- 
sique, and the instructor assumes a responsibility of which he 
must be a great deal more conscious than the cavalry officer. 
It is therefore advisable for the pupil to ride without stirrups 
only when he has mastered the emotions of the first rides, and 
only for as long a time as his physical strength seems to per- 
mit. There is a French proverb which says: "Le trop et le peu, 
patent le jeu;" too much work without stirrups may discourage 
or hurt the beginner, while too little may cause him to neglect 
his grip and balance and acquire habits which will be difficult to 
eradicate later on. 

To be able to trot and gallop without stirrups should be the 
ambition of every beginner, and no one can legitimately claim 
to have even a plain seat if he cannot do that. 

Physical Exercises on Horseback. 

Now that the pupil knows how to make a horse walk, trot, 
stop and go backward, he may begin to acquire a seat, the goal 
of every rider. While, as I have already stated, the trot with- 
out stirrups is the best means of achieving this end, it is not 
sufficient, and should be supplemented by certain exercises es- 
pecially adapted to develop the grip and the balance. These 
may be classified as "Physical Exercises on Horseback," and 
all tend to develop the pressure of the knees and thighs, the sup- 
pleness of the loins and the free action of the articulation of 
; boulders, arms and neck. 

All exercises should first be practiced when the horse is 
standing still, then at the walk, trot and later at the gallop. 

The following is a selection of exercises which I highly rec- 
ommend : 

1. — Flexion of the body forward and backward. 

2. — Patting the horse forward and backward. Patting the front 
legs as low as possible. 

3. — Looking successively at each foot of the horse; then at 
bis tail over right and left shoulder. 

4. — Taking right or left foot in right or left hand. 

5, — Motion of the loins in all directions. 

6. — Standing up straight on the knees without stirrups. 

7. — Exercises with the arms in all possible ways. 

8. — Jumping on horseback — jumping down. 

9. — Sitting to the left, to the right, and facing to the tail, by 
passing the legs successively over the neck and back of the 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

Miller Finds Hit in "Anthony in Wonderland." 

In less capable hands than those of the Henry Miller Com- 
pany, "Anthony in Wonderland" might have been Anthony in 
Blunderland. Mr. Miller has given us the play just as it is be- 
ing produced in London. Now in spite of the fact that we are 
Allies, the English and the American theatre use different 
speedometers, and no American playwright speeded up to the 
gait of our audiences would have written in so much drawing- 
room explanatory dialogue. 

But so well does the Henry Miller company do the drawing 
room chatter that the audiences receive it with interest, if not 
with enthusiasm. 

However, the concensus of opinion among the playgoing 
public here is that for American success those acts will have 
to be tightened up and put on ball bearings, so that they will 
run swifter. 

From the point of view of San Francisco playgoers the odds 
are all in favor of a big New York success after the master hand 
of Henry Miller has taken more liberties with the original manu- 
script than he has attempted in this production. Mr. Miller has 
again shown his superior intelligence, fine feeling and high re- 
gard for the drama in giving us a chance at an unspoiled, un- 
tampered with English version of the play. It is time enough 
to take in a tuck here, and let out a seam there, if the American 
audiences really demand it — but the author of "Anthony" had a 
right to expect to see Anthony offered here as he was originally 
tailored in his Lunnon best. 

Mr. Miller does the finest piece of work in his whole career 
in the role of Anthony. I expect to see the ghosts of matinee 
girls of a decade or two ago rise and confront me with a picture 
of Miller in "Heartsease" or Miller as Sydney Carton. They 
were fine performances, to be sure, and they registered above 
the head line of the average matinee girl. But they did not, to 
my mind, bring out all the talents of Miller as an actor. 

Before Mr. Miller decided to play the role of Anthony he must 
have given himself a thorough scrutiny in a full length mirror, 
and in that invisible mirror in which only those with second 
sight may look, he took a keen glance at the public. 

What he saw must have satisfied him, and one can see him 
turn away and say: "Yes, the public has imagination enough to 
see a romantic heart beating under a stoutish exterior — we 
know, don't we, dear public, that the tall, slender young man 
with the curly eyelashes and far away look in his languishing 
eyes is really thinking about nothing more romantic than dinner ! 
We know that girth has nothing to do with the gifts of the gods, 
don't we, good public?" 

And the public has made answer by its affectionate interest 
and understanding of Henry Miller's portrayal of Anthony's 
quest of the unattainable girl who becomes ultra-attainable via 
the machinations of a scientific mountebank who stages a 
"movie drammer" and provides a screen heroine who squares 
up with his matrimonial requirements and saves the family for- 

It's all very funny when it isn't a bit slow, and by my faith in 
Henry Miller that fault the play will outgrow. The delicious 
humor of Anthony's heroics with All-Aloney (Ruth Chatterton), 
his boyish delight in the fact that he behaves so "white" all 
through the pyrotechnics of the Red Gulch scene when he 
thinks he is dreaming, the moment in the last act which gives 
him an opportunity to do some real love making, in fact there 
is not a moment when Anthony is on the stage that he does not 
hold the center of the stage by right of his acting. 

Which does not imply that the other members of the company 
do not rise full stature to the requirements of their respective 
parts. Ruth Chatterton has a new role, and invests it with much 
charm. She burlesques the movie scene to a nicety, not one 
touch of over-emphasis spoiling a part that might easily slide 
into the over-emphasis of vaudeville. 

Bruce McRae essays an entirely different role than any that 
I have seen him attempt, and the wrench from the stage zone 
which he usually inhabits was apparent the first night. Bruce 
McRae is one of the most finished actors that Mr. Miller has 

ever presented to us, and his talents are more than sufficient to 
encompass all the requirements of the role, and doubtless after 
the first night's strain has worn off he will be happier in a part 
the sheer memorization of the lines of which were a stupendous 
task even for an actor accustomed to quick study. 

Lucile Watson and Alice Baxter, as Anthony's sisters, and 
O. P. Heggie as his two brothers-in-law, extract full comedy 
value out of every moment in the drawing room scenes, and it is 
much to their credit that those scenes move as fast as they do. 

Once more San Francisco is indebted to Mr. Miller for a 
novel performance, done with the glamor and perfection of taste 
which characterize all his productions. 

* * * 
Bennett an Ideal "Pierre of the Plains." 

Richard Bennett fits so snugly into the skin of "Pierre of the 
Plains" that one wonders whether in some earlier incarnation 
his spirit was not the blithe spirit of Pierre which knew but two 
emotions, love and hate; Pierre, who roams those plains where 
the white man and the Indian and the "breed" made covenant. 

At any rate it is a fine piece of acting, a subtle understanding 
of the "Pierre and His People," which Sir Gilbert Parker has 
made known to the reading world. 

Edgar Selwyn, who fashioned the play, did not hamper him- 
self with subtleties. He uses old tricks of melodrama, shows a 
fine disdain of actualities, hangs his suspense on a theatrical 
wire — but nevertheless gets away with it! For in spite of all 
these obvious defects in the play, in spite of its lack of real 
dramatic integrity, it holds the interest of every one but the 
attenuated acamedician — and peace be to his heels, he does not 

Bennett has done Pierre at the Alcazar before, and we have 
made obeissance to his portrayal of the character. So fine and 
full is the flavor of his acting that it permeates the whole play. 
When he comes in, one forgets that he has been waiting in the 
wings for his cue — he brings with him the tang of the silent 
places, the rush of mountain streams, the cool of the deep for- 
est, the silver plash of a gliding canoe, all the feel and stir 
and deep quiet of that northwest of "Pierre and His People." 

Now, I have known the French-Indian, and I declare that he 
would welcome as a brother this painted Pierre of a make-be- 
lieve world. The gay French wit grafted on the Indian super- 
stition, the heart that sings as it does, the renegade soul that 
will not deceive the good Padre with false repentance; much 
gunplay and a twist of the knife, the mounted police, with a ser- 
geant who lies to save Pierre because he has saved the brother 
of his sweetheart, and a priest who gives him sanctuary even 
though he will not accept the doctrine — is it any wonder that 
Pierre lives in story and on the screen and in theatre? Long 
may he flourish. 

* * • 
Capital Vaudeville at Orpheum. 

"Lord Help Us" helps the Orpheum bill to entertain those 
who saw last week's bill, for the newcomers are few in number 
and with the exception of the "Lord Help Us" gentleman nega- 
tive in the sparkle, they contribute to the performance. How- 
ever, the holdovers from last week's excellent bill and the Eng- 
lish comedian, Clark, who does the Lord Help Us act, illumi- 
nate the dim areas of the rest of the bill. Clark has been with 
us before, but he is welcome as the flowers that bloom the year 
around. He has a suave, unctuous manner that has been pol- 
ished in long service to the little imps of amusement, and al- 
though he does not disdain the slapstick, he subdues it to a 
nicety, and just occasionally whisks it across the rapid fire 
patter with which he keeps the audience on such happy terms 
with him. 

The young girl who adds feminine gender to the act is a Miss 
Hamilton, of a fresh, lovely English type, though for all I know, 
Clark may have found her in Harlem. In addition to her beauty 
she has great charm of manner and a delightful personality — 
but it must be admitted that her toes are not as talented as the 
rest of her, for while she looks lovely in her little dance, she 

July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

really cannot dance, and in this day when the veriest tyro 
twirls his heels superlatively, it is really novelty to see such 
an awkward, amateur dance as she gives us. However, we will 
be delighted to gaze upon the young lady just as long as the 
Lord Helps Us. 

Elsa Reugger varies the numbers on her 'cello program this 
week, but does not vary the perfection of the performance which 
she gives. Carl Randall and Ernestine Myers, likewise hold- 
overs, repeat their act and delight the audiences; Thomas Pa- 
tricola and Miss Myers (not sisters, no relations) likewise re- 
peat their success of last week; and Austin Webb is still hitting 
the trail via the Billy Sunday route. The three vagrants who do 
operatic stuff on a member of the guitar family, a clarionet and 
an accordeon, are the best of the newcomers, and at that they 
are old friends. George Rolland is back with a sketch which 
goes very well with the gallery, and Gertrude Long and Spencer 
Ward do a singing number. 

* * * 

Singer's Midgets Make Big Hit at Pantages. 

Every mother with a child should go to Pantages to enjoy 
the keen and varied delight of the amusing Singer's Midgets, 
some thirty lilliputians that do all kinds of wonderful perform- 
ances decorated with trained elephants, dogs, Shetland ponies, 
horses and other trick animals. These little Tom Thumbs per- 
form all the wonderful things that big Sandows, famous circus 
riders, athletes, tumblers, elephant trainers, singers, dancers 
and marching soldiers can do. In fact, the Singer's Midgets is 
a complete vaudeville show in itself, and furnishes a wonderful 
surprise of the extraordinary talents developed by these clever 
little folk. The proof of it is the wholesome delight of the au- 
diences that are now packing the house to the doors. Big folk 
can enjoy them as delightedly as the children. The star fea- 
tures of this midget show include a little chap less than three 
feet tall, who is a tiny Sandow; he holds up a Shetland pony 
with a rider on his back; another Tom Thumb manages two 
huge elephants through a series of entertaining tricks with all 
the ease of an old-time elephant driver; the tumbling and gym- 
nastic turns of these little fellows outshine in many respects 
those of the grown ups. They go through marching evolutions 
that rival anything at West Point. As broncho busters they 
could carry off prizes, and their arch and delightful playing on 
various instruments and singing and dancing takes the house 
by storm. 

The remainder of this capital bill is expressed by Harry An- 
trim and Betsy Vale in a spirited exchange of personalities and 
songs that keep the house laughing. Antrim is some whistler 
and mimic. The youthful prodigies, the boy Paderewski and 
the girl soprano, put over some very entertaining piano playing 
and singing, and the three clever Romanos dance their way into 
the hearts of the audience. Reel six is on, recounting further 

thrilling adventures of the "Neglected Wife." 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

Trixie Friganza Heads Orphcum Bill. — Next week's bill will 
have as its headline attraction Trixie Friganza, who has con- 
cluded a brilliantly successful season of sixty consecutive weeks 
as a musical comedy star. Miss Friganza will devote her vaca- 
tion to Orpheum vaudeville, in which she delights. She brings 
with her Melissa Ten Eyck and Max Weily, dancers par excel- 
lence, and late features of the company of which Miss Friganza 
was the star. The three have arranged a divertissement of song 
and dance. The California Boys' Band, consisting of thirty- 
eight members of the Columbia Park Boys' Club of this city, 
and conceded to be the greatest of boys' organizations, will 
readily appeal to the public. They are presented by Major Sid- 
ney Peixotto, California National Guard, who has made the 
education and training of boys his life's work. Their progTam 
will consist of a fancy marching drill and an athletic demonstra- 
tion in which tumbling, pyramid building and high and distance 
leaping are admirably performed. Buster Santos and Jacque 
Hays are two young women whose total weights are three hun- 
dred and forty pounds. The weight, however, is not evenly dis- 
tributed, for dainty Miss Hays tips the scales at ninety pounds, 
while her hearty and wholesome partner is credited with the 
balance. They have a witty skit called "The Health Hunters." 
Orville Stamm's muscular development is astounding; he is 
hardly more than a boy, but in strength he is a Hercules. In 

cne of his novel feats he supports a platform carrying a piano 
at which is seated a man who plays any selection requested. Geo. 
Rolland and his company in "The Vacuum Cleaner;" Gertrude 
Long and Spencer Ward in "A Dream," the Three Vagrants in a 
new musical programme, and Clark and Hamilton in the laugh- 
able travesty, "A Wayward Conceit," will be the other acts of a 
capital bill. 

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_ Columbia. — San Francisco will be one of the first cities out- 
side of New York and Chicago to witness David Belasco's pre- 
sentation of "The Boomerang," which is booked for an appear- 
ance at the Columbia for two weeks, beginning Monday evening, 
July 30th. It is credited with being one of the smartest comedies 
that has been written in recent years. In the two years of its 
presentation it has been seen in but two cities, New York and 
Chicago. In the former city, at the Belasco Theatre, this com- 
edy was played for fifteen months, while at Powers' Theatre, 
Chicago, it is now bringing to a close an eight months' engage- 
ment, and broken every previous record. Typically American 
both in conception and treatment, "The Boomerang" has to do 
with a young doctor who is obliged to take his own medicine 
and finds it anything but palatable. The cast is the same that 
has been continuously identified with "The Boomerang," and 
includes Arthur Byron, Martha Hedman, Wallace Eddinger, 
Ruth Shepley, Gilbert Douglas, Kathryn Keys, Marguerite 
Chaffee, Dorothy Megrew and many others. 

* * * 

Big Fall of the Bastile Celebration.. — The official French cele- 
bration of the 128th anniversary of the Fall of the Bastile will 
take place at the Civic Auditorium this Saturday evening, July 
14th, at eight o'clock, under the auspices of the French colonies 
of San Francisco and Alameda Counties. The proceeds of the 
evening will be devoted to the relief of the war sufferers among 
the Allies. A large orchestra will be under the direction of M. 
V. Hue-Paris. The early part of the evening will be devoted 
to literary exercises. The audience and speakers will be wel- 
comed by President of the Day S. J. Brun, who will introduce 
M. Julien Neltner, Consul-General of France; Mayor James 
Rolph, Jr., and the Hon. Edward Robeson Taylor, who will 
make addresses. Raymond Benjamin will represent Governor 
Stephens. M. Georges Tessier will give a recitation in French. 

The second part of the program will be devoted to music, 
the vocal soloists including Mile. Julie Cott, Mme. Andre Gustin- 
Ferrier, Mrs. Richard Rees and Miss Doris De Fiddes. Emilio 
Puyans will play a group of flute solos, accompanied by Gyula 
Ormay, and Stanislaus Bern will be heard in a fantasie for the 
'cello. Mehul's "Le Chant du Depart" will be sung by Mmes. 
E. Feret, Charles Eilsing and M. Perron, Mmes. Richard Rees 
and Josephine Tapy and Miles. Julie Cott and E. Combette, 
and Mile. Denyse d'Altaina of the Folies Bergere will have 
charge of the tableaux vivant. Reserved seats range from 50 
cents to $1.50, and boxes will be $50, $75 and $100. Tickets on 

sale at City of Paris, White House and Sherman & Clay's. 

* * * 

Pantages. — Held over by popular request, the Singer Midgets 
will again appear as the special headline attraction at the Pan- 
tages Theatre on the bill opening Sunday matinee. This is the 
first time an offering has played two weeks at this house. The 
Midgets, however, have taken the town by storm, and virtually 
compelled an extension of their engagement. Because of the 
throngs who wish to see the 30 wonderful little people, women 
and children are urged to attend the daily matinees in order to 
avoid the huge crowds in the evening. Beside the midgets 
there will be five new acts, including The Three Symphony 
Maids, in a Festival of Music; Madie De Long, the Baseball 
Girl; Schooler and Dickinson, the Entertaining Pair; Zertho's 
Dogs, 40 of them; La Rue and Gresham in a comedy drama, 
"In Wrong." The seventh incident of "The Neglected Wife" 
will be the screen offering. There will be two performances 
Saturday afternoon, starting at 1 :30 p. m. 

* • • 

The programme of the organ recital by Edwin Lemare at 
the Exposition Auditorium, Sunday, July 15th, at 3 p. m., will 
consist of "The Star Spangled Banner," scherzo in F Minor, by 
H. Standiford Turner; "Quis est Homo," from Stabat Mater, 
Rossini; Fugue in B Flat, "Dignus Futurae," Mozart; Prelude 
and "Love Death," from "Tristan and Isolde," Wagner; Im- 
provisation, Lemare. Admission, 10 cents. 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

Players' Club at Greek Theatre. — 
The many unusual features that the 
Players' Club of San Francisco will 
present on Saturday evening, July 
21st, at the Greek Theatre, are cre- 
ating a stir among those interested 
in classic and pageant drama. "The 
Talisman" offers exceptional op- 
portunities for spectacular effects. 
Raine Bennett, the author, says that 
so far as he knows, it is the only 
Bedouin drama in existence. "These 
people," he explains, "are gipsies of 
the desert, who reflect little of the 
ancient grandeur of Egypt, but the 
old romance is in their blood. They 
are fatalists in their merciless fash- 
ion, but they have likewise an im- 
mutable faith in the immortality of 
the soul. Beatriz Michelena is 
learning the leading role of "Me- 
dina." Between the first and second 

acts, as part of the play, a ballet divertissement will be given 
by Miss Vanda-Hoff, who last came to us in the Orpheum head- 
line act, "The Dancing Girl of Delhi." Miss Vanda-Hoff's 
dance in "The Talisman" takes place at night before the temple 
gates of Abydos in the river valley of the Nile. Throughout 
the drama, special music is to be featured, not only original 
scores of Bedouin melodies by Mr. Bennett, but also the "Danse 
Arabe," by Tschaikowsky; "Poems" (after Omar Khayyam), 
by Arthur Foote, and "Arabian Twilight," an Oriental Caprice, 
by Frederick Luscomb. The cast from the Players' Club sup- 
porting Miss Michelena includes: Dion Holm, George Mayerle, 
Benjamin Purrington, Adrian Metzger, George E. Rosenthal, Al- 
lison French, Raybourne Rinehart and others. 

"Matsuo," the tragedy that is a classic of the Japanese lan- 

A scene in Matsuo, to be given by the Players' Club at the Hearst Theatre, Berkeley, Saturday 

evening, July 21st. 

pear at the Greek Theatre: Ganzo, Francis Buckley; Gembah, 
Allison French; Tonarmee, Mrs. Stanley Richardson; Cheeyo, 
Virginia Whitehead; Sanzookee, Raybourne Rinehart. 

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Feature Program to be Given by Sokoloff. — Having proved 
himself a master in the interpretation of the symphonies of the 
three leading schools of music, Sokoloff has decided to delve 
further into the classics, and to play at the next concert, Sun- 
day afternoon, July 15th, works of the old school, whose influ- 
ence was so strongly felt in the later period. For the first num- 
ber the charming Egmont Overture, the most popular overture 
written by Beethoven, will be played. The special feature of 
the program will be the singing of Miss Myrtle Claire Donnelly, 
who is coming from New York to fill this engagement. Miss 

Trlxie Friganza next 

guage, will follow "The Talisman." When this drama was first 
given by the Players' Club, Mr. Reginald Travers, the director, 
was assisted in the production of it by Shigetaka Naganuma, 
dramatic editor of the "Japanese-American." Every character 
was given an authentic interpretation. William S. Rainey, who 
was highly praised for his portrayal of the title role, will again 
appear as "Matsuo." He had the rare opportunity of seeing 
this tragedy played by the great Japanese actor, Ito, when the 
drama was produced at the local Japanese theatre. Ito has 
loaned his costumes to the Players' Club, an unusual compli- 
ment, as they are ancient, authentic and expensive, brought by 
him from Japan. The same cast of the Players' Club will ap- 

week at the Orpheum. 

Donnelly is a San Francisco girl, whose exceptional voice was 
discovered a short time ago by some philanthropic ladies of San 
Francisco. This winter Miss Donnelly has been with Herbert 
Witherspoon, the foremost teacher in New York. The old 
French school will be represented by Lully, whose exquisite 
Ballet Suite will be the third number offered by the orchestra. 
The closing number will be Tschaikowsky's immortal fifth sym- 
phony, the master work of the great symphonist. The tuneful, 
melodic sequences of this wonderful work, place it amongst the 
foremost of classic compositions. In the hands of Nikolai So- 
koloff and his splendid body of appreciative musicians, an excel- 
lent reading is assured. 

July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

End of Teresa Carreno's Notable Career 

The death of Mme. Teresa Carreno recently marked the de- 
parture of one of the greatest and most famous women pianists 
and ended the glorious career of a magnanimous, sacrificing and 
wonderful woman. At the age of sixty-three, the "valkyr of 
the piano" succumbed to paralysis, after an attack in Cuba last 
March, from which she rallied temporarily to give a few con- 
certs with the Philharmonic Society. 

Mme. Carreno was born at Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 22, 1853, 
the daughter of Manuel Antonio Carreno, Minister of Finance. 
Her father was her first music teacher. At the age of three 
Mme. Carreno's musical talent began to manifest itself. Like 
the boy Mozart, she stole into the drawing room in the dead of 
night and tried to pick out chords upon the piano and play 
tunes that she had heard. Her father discovered her at the 
piano and decided to begin her training as a musician at once. 
He taught her for a short while, and so rapidly did she develop 
that she appeared in concert at the Academy of Music at the 
age of nine. Carreno toured the United States as a wonder- 
child, and was known throughout Europe before she reached 
her thirteenth year. 

Before she gave her first concert in Paris in 1866 she had 
studied with Louis Mtjreau Gottschalk, Georges Matthias, a 
Chopin pupil, and Rubinstein. At her debut Mme. Carreno's 
beauty was remarked, as well as her skill as a pianist. 

It was at about this time that Mme. Carreno heeded the call 
of the operatic stage and abandoned her piano playing tempor- 
arily. In 1872 she went to London, where she met Colonel 
Mapleson, who was then at the height of his power as an opera 
impresario, at His Majesty's Theatre. It was at Edinboro, 
when Mapleson was giving a season of Italian opera, that Mme. 
Carreno made her debut as an opera singer. The house was 
sold out for "The Huguenots" on the Queen's birthday, the 
story goes, and the soprano who was to have sung became ill 
suddenly. Mapleson knew that Carreno was in Edinboro, found 
her and persuaded her to sing the Queen in the opera on four 
days' notice. Although she had never before sung in public, 
she made a tremendous success. 

After this she went to Boston with an opera company that in- 
cluded Carlotta Patti, Annie Louise Cary, Mario, Ronconi, 
Tietjens and Brignoli. She appeared as Zerlina in "Don Gio- 
vanni." She married Sauret, the violinist, at the age of sixteen. 
Sauret was with the company at this time. 

After a brief venture upon the stage, under the management 
of Maurice Strakosch, in a company with Brignoli and Giovanni 
Tagliapietra, her husband after her separation irom Sauret, 
Mme. Carreno resumed her concertizing as a pianist. 

With her husband, Tagliapietra, the baritone, Mme. Carreno 
went to Venezuela, where her native land was celebrating the 
centennial of Bolivar. The pianist and her husband gave con- 
certs which were sold out weeks in advance, and the people 
were so enthusiastic that they raised a fund of $20,000 to estab- 
lish an opera company, and sent Tagliapietra to Italy to en- 
gage the artists. The season opened brilliantly in Venezuela, 
but differences arose between members of the company and the 
conductor, and Mme. Carreno stepped in to direct the orchestra 
for the remaining three weeks of the season. 

She secured a divorce from Tagliapietra, and married Eugen 
D'Albert in 1892. This marriage proved as luckless as the 
former, and after three years Mme. Carreno and D'Albert sepa- 
ated. The pianist's fourth marriage was with Arturo Taglia- 
pietra, who was with her when she died. Five children survive 
her, all of them in Europe. 

Mme. Carreno's daughters are all married and living in Eu- 
rope, the last of them, Hertha d'Albert, having written her 
mother of her wedding last April, after Mme. Carreno was 
stricken with paralysis. Giovanni Tagliapietra, the pianist's 
son, is an opera singer and was arrested as a foreigner in Ber- 
lin at the outbreak of the war, but later released. The eldest 
daughter, Teresita Carreno, is now giving concerts in London. 

The funeral of Teresa Carreno, who in private life was Mrs. 
Arturo Tagliapietra, was held on Thursday, June 14th, from her 
late home in the Delia Robbia Apartments, at West End Ave- 
nue and Ninety-sixth street. Her husband, who had been with 
her in this country, was present, and the honorary pallbearers 
were Ignace Jan Paderewski, Ernest Hutcheson, Walter Dam- 

rosch, Walter Rothwell, Josef Stransky, Mischa Elman, Franz 
Kneisel, Albert Spalding and Charles Steinway. 

Among others at the funeral were Emma Thursby, who made 
her opera debut with Carreno, as well as Mrs. Edward Mac- 
Dowell, whose late husband was Mme. Carreno's greatest pu- 
pil. Emilie F. Bauer and Mrs. Delphine Marsh gave the hymn, 
"Nearer, My God, to Thee," and the aria, "O, Rest in the Lord," 
and Dr. Louis K. Anspacher of Columbia read a service for the 

Dr. Anspacher remarked on the great span of years of Mme. 
Carreno's public career. Though sixty-three at her death, she 
had been a half century on the concert platform, and she played 
in the White House to Abraham Lincoln, and last year to Presi- 
dent Wilson. Ernest Urch cabled to the composer, Sinding, in 
Norway, in an effort to notify Mme. Carreno's son and four 
daughters of her death. 


The Rooseveltian Chicago Evening Post fears that the Re- 
publican party is headed for the bogs of copperheadism. "Re- 
publicanism," it says, "has begun to take on the habiliments 
of antiwarism and pro-Germanism, both subtly and rawly, both 
East and West." 

* * * 

Patrick Cudahy, the packer, who recently announced his re- 
tirement from business in favor of his sons, is back in harness 
again, it was learned at Chicago recently. One son has be- 
come a lieutenant in the regular army and another has joined 
an officers' training camp. There was nothing left for the father 
to do but to come out of retirement to release them to duty for 
their country. 

A link with the great Victorian age of letters has been sev- 
ered by the death of Mrs. Anthony Trollope, widow of the nov- 
elist. Probably very few persons who keep informed about the 
literary world were aware that the woman was still living, and, 
indeed, she had reached the age of 96. She was married to 
Trollope in 1844, when the novelist was a post-office inspector 
in Ireland. His period of literary production was at that time 
entirely ahead of him. 

• * * 

Frank A. Munsey has sold another newspaper, this time the 
Washington Times, and particular interest is given to the trans- 
action by the fact that the purchaser is Arthur Brisbane, Wm. 
R. Hearst's editorial right bower. Perhaps the profitable con- 
tract which Mr. Brisbane has held as editor of the New York 
Evening Journal may have run out. If Mr. Brisbane is to sever 
his old connections and adventure for himself in the newspaper 
business, the result will be watched with interest. 

» » • 

The agitation in favor of the impeachment of Mayor Thomp- 
son of Chicago rests on his hostile attitude toward the visits of 
the French and British Commissions, his refusal to aid in the 
flotation of the Liberty Loan and his notorious pro-German at- 
titude. Refusal to aid the federal government in raising war 
funds appears to be as serious a charge as could be brought 
against him, but it would be difficult to secure his impeachment 
on that account. A Mayor so completely out of sympathy with 
his country in a foreign war and so bitterly antagonised by the 
loyal citizens of his own city as the present Mayor of Chicago, 
ought to resign. He is in the way. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

Military Modes. 

The military influence on the modes, which in San Francisco 
has heretofore confined itself to buttons and capes and similar 
concessions to the spirit of the times, has now taken a leaf out 
of the New York fashion book, and one sees on the streets, in 
the fashionable cafes and at the theatre extraordinary costumes 
which have been evoked by Dame Fashion in conspiracy with 
the Gods of War. 

For example, the blue serge frock, made in extreme military 
style with gun-metal buttons on the sleeves, and a military cape 
flaunting its folds to the whilom breezes, is not such a novelty 
that it stops the traffic. But the close fitting blue toque, with the 
long blue chiffon veil wound around it and depending almost to 
the hem of the skirt in back, has heretofore been glimpsed only 
on some itinerant New Yorker who chanced into our vision. The 
headgear suggests picturesque mourning, contradicted by the 
color, which is invariably blue. Within the last week or two a 
number of our belles and matrons have adopted this style of 
bonnet, and before long it will doubtless be ubiquitous, for 
in spite of the fact that it is a war bonnet it is the most flatter- 
ing thing that has ever been fashioned by inspired fingers. Mrs. 
John Gallois wore one the other day, and the delicate oval of 
her piquant face never looked more lovely than under this close- 
fitting bonnet. 

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Chiffon Mourning. 

All the women who wore the Red Cross head-dress at the 
Fairmont Benefit the other day discovered that it worked harder 
to bring out their good points, soften the angles and smooth the 
contours than any high-priced millinery for which they had ever 
put up the family income as hostage to vanity. Likewise this 
toque and veil effect which the Eastern women have introduced 
on the horizon is flattering to a degree which all pretty women 
find irresistible. Therefore, as San Francisco has more than a 
full share of pretty women, we may soon expect to see the rowdy 
summer winds tossing endless blue chiffon veils across the 

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Knitting at the Theatres. 

Another novelty which has broken out this week is the knit- 
ting needle at the theatre. A group of Burlingame belles came 
up to the theatre for the opening night of the Henry Miller 
production of Anthony in Wonderland, and in between acts they 
calmly produced the inevitable Red Cross bag, which is a deco- 
:ative cross made of flaming red satin, and very convenient and 
effective to carry on the arm. Out of these bags they pulled 
their knitting needles, and click-click-click the busy needles 
caught at the wool, and along with the chatter and merriment 
went down a record score for the needles. 

By the next night girls all over the house in all the theatres 
produced knitting needles, and from now on we shall doubtless 
see the same thing in our theatres that New York has been doing 
all winter — busy fingers knitting between acts — and Ssh! if 
the act goes slow, during the performance as well. 

It must be admitted that much of the yarn flaunts the theory 
that all this knitting is for the soldiers in the trenches. By this 
time probably enough has been knitted to supply the armies 
of the future. Howsoever that may be, the fad of the moment 
is to knit bright colored sweaters for one's own use or the adorn- 
ment of one's friends, and hardly a woman in the smart set who 
has not one or more of these hand-knitted things in her ward- 
robe. Both of the Crocker girls, the Folger sisters, Emily Pope 
and all the girls in that younger set have become such adepts 
with the needles that knitting a sweater seems no more of a 
hardship to them than a few simple turns of the wrist would be 
to most people. 

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Society Girls Enter Hospital. 

Miss Mary Boardman and Miss Doris Kilgarif, two of the 
debutantes who have decided to take the three years' course of 
training at Lane Hospital, are being entertained daily until they 

take up their duties next week. Both of these girls took the 
Red Cross courses, and became so interested in the work that 
they were not content with the preliminary canter over the sur- 
face of things, and announced to their startled parents that they 
were going in for the real thing. The rigors of a three years' 
course were not so terrifying to them as the rigors of leisure 
with futile conniving to make pasteboard pastimes seem like 
the real thing, and since they had set their hearts on the thing 
their parents gave consent. 

Miss Boardman made her debut last season, and was one of 
the very popular girls, most in demand for all the festivities 
which punctuate the first season of the debutante who has per- 
sonal charm and family prestige. No one dreamt as she danced 
and frolicked and dimpled her way through the procession of 
balls and tea parties and dinners that she would so soon settle 
down to serious business. She was one of the first to enroll 
in the Red Cross Course in Home Nursing and First Aid, and 
when she realized that it would not be until the entire list of 
regular nurses was exhausted that an army could make use of 
these superficially trained volunteers, she announced that she 
was going in for the real thing in hospital training. 
© © © 

Miss Sahlein a Nurse. 

Miss Rose Sahlein, daughter of Mrs. Henry Sahlein, who is 
well known in philanthropic work, was one of the first to enter 
for a hospital course. Miss Sahlein was one of the girls who 
took the training in the first Presidio encampment of girl rook- 
ies, and she, too, kindled to the idea of taking thorough training 
and entered the University Hospital, much to the surprise of her 
young friends who have not foregone the pleasurings of society. 
© © © 

Henry Field Well Known Here. 

The news of the death of Henry Field came as a dreadful 
shock to many people here who had seen much of Field and 
his bride last winter when they came a honeymooning to Cali- 
fornia. They were at Del Monte for the winter golf tournament, 
and were the motif of much of the entertaining that was done 
there. The Templeton Crockers and others gave beautifully 
appointed dinners in their honor, and in the chummy atmos- 
phere of a tournament they arrived at a cordial friendship with 
the set that always goes in for the golf tournaments. 

Mrs. Field created a sensation by never appearing outdoors 
without having her face swathed in a harem veil, which did not 
obscure her lovely eyes, but protected the rest of her face from 
the frank scrutiny of the sun. She announced that she was the 
"freckling" kind, and that even "little grains of powder, little 
drops of paint, couldn't make her freckles look as if they ain't." 
The young couple were both full of fun, and were a leaven in 
the dull moments. It is impossible to think of Henry Field's 
succumbing to an illness, and the greatest sympathy is felt for 
his beautiful young wife. 

Henry Field inherited an enormous fortune, but it was so pe- 
culiarly tied up in a trust which gave him only a moderate allow- 
ance, considering the forty millions or more that were to be his 
some day. The Fields, unlike most people, decided to wait un- 
til they arrived at the years set down in the will, instead of 
trying to break the trust and acquire their wealth all at once. 
His widow, under any disposition of the fortune, is bound to be 
one of the wealthy young matrons of the country. 
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Dolly MacGavin Marries Alan Cline. 

The wedding of Mrs. Emilia (Dolly) MacGavin and Alan 
Cline was celebrated on Tuesday night in the presence of about 

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and California Advertiser 

a hundred friends and relatives, with all the festive appurte- 
nances of a conventional marriage, including a matron of honor, 
ushers and flower girls. The bride had tried one unconven- 
tional marriage, and much to the delight of every one this was 
cut after the stereotyped pattern — a formal engagement an- 
nouncement, the usual period elapsing between the announce- 
ment and the wedding to permit their friends to entertain them, 
and then the ceremony at the home of her parents in the pres- 
ence of the most intimate friends. 

Several years ago, while "Dolly" MacGavin was still in her 
teens, she and Douglas Fry, who was vacationing from college, 
took the short cut to the altar, and their extreme youth, which 
was the basis of parental objection, likewise softened parental 
displeasure, once the deed was done. However, they found the 
matrimonial sea so choppy that their frail craft of comradeship 
could not weather it, and a divorce soon followed this hasty mar- 
riage, and both young people decided to forget it. The wife re- 
sumed her maiden name and returned to her parents' home. She 
has busied herself in philanthropic work, and is one of those 
who sets apart a certain number of hours every week to read 
to the sick at the Children's Hospital. 

Young Cline, who has won the hand of this charming young 
woman, is a sterling young chap, and was one of the many claim- 
ants for her hand, and every one (save the other claimants) 
was delighted at the successful outcome of his suit. 

Guests at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

Among the residents of this city who are visiting in Los An- 
geles and who are registered at the Hotel Clark, include : Mr. 
and Mrs. H. W. Smiler, A. M. Hansen, W. W. Benceley, Mrs. 
S. D. Anstrey and child, Mrs. T. S. Goodfriend, H. A. Wahl, 
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Anderson, Miss S. Aviey, Mr. and Mrs. 
Turn Suden, George Harwood, W. A. Grutiger, C. K. Whittaker, 
Verenon Job, G. R. Lumbarel, Charles R. Glass, Mrs. Charles 
Olive, George Sanderly, A. E. McKee, C. W. De Lebeay, John 
F. Corkery, C. E. Grunsky, W. D. Williams, W. H. Ashmere, 
P. Sims, S. H. Home, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Early, Mrs. H. H. 
Hoagland, J. B. Nellersen, J. D. Rosie, G. E. Eastwood, E. E. 
Leasy, A. H. Crother, G. E. Periolat, G. W. Thomas, I. R. Lum- 
bard, A. Clary, D. Lucy, Miss Fregloan, A. A. Belforal, H. R. 
Molor, F. L. Hart, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Becker, J. Cross, R. N. 
Aylesworth, E. D. Smile, A. J. Fairbain, R. Pratt, D. W. Wood- 
ward, L. E. Stearns, W. H. Teel, H. R. Mohr, Herbert Solomon, 
W. E. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. A. Wills, Mr. and Mrs. Rolph, Miss 
Margaret Rolph, G. A. Harwood, J. J. Keith, Hobert W. Cross, 
Edith Potter, G. Barry, J. W. Glenn, C. J. Morgan, Mrs. E. S. 
Carroll, E. Briggs, J. H. Thostle, C. L. Huff, W. H. Juff, E. Cor- 
nier, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Hibber, Margaret Alexander, Abigail 
Clary, Herbert W. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Mr. and 
Mrs. G. B. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. N. Corey and W. G. 
Middleton. Also the following from Oakland: R. R. Diegel, 
Mrs. W. B. Flinn, Dr. J. P. Byrnes, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hunt, Dr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Mayhew, W. Sherman, E. W. Chambers, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Cords, L. J. Mason, C. M. Tembery and fam- 
ily; and the following from Berkeley: Miss L. D. Clark, Mrs. 
L. W. Robbins, Marjorie Clark and Edmond O'Neil. 

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The U. S. Marine Corps Band from Mare Island will appear 
on the lawns of the Peninsula Hotel, San Mateo, Sunday, July 
15th, under the auspices of San Mateo Chapter of the American 
Red Cross. The Marines rendered such splendid aid at the re- 
cent Red Cross fete held on the Peninsula grounds that the com- 
mittee in charge immediately arranged a special return engage- 

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Recent Arrivals at the Hotel Plaza. 

Among recent arrivals at the Plaza Hotel are: Dr. and Mrs. 
Garrett Hogg. Edna, Tex.; Miss Leila Price, Vacaville; Miss 
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San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

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PEAS-BOARMAN. — Formal announcement of the engagement of Miss 
Helen J. Deas, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Deas, to "Warren 
R. Boarman was made Saturday afternoon at the Deas home. 625 
Eighteenth avenue. 

DINKELSPIEL. -SCHWABACHER. — Through the announcement made by 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dinkelspiel, society is being apprised of the be- 
trothal of their attractive young daughter. Miss Sophie Dinkelspiel, 
and James H. Schwabacher. 

GIBLIN-HENDERSON— Miss Katherine Giblin's engagement to Wilfred 
Henderson has been announced. 

HERRMANN-BUSCH.— Mrs. Babette Herrmann, formerly of this Cityj 
but now living in Los Angeles, has recently announced the engage- 
ment of her daughter. Miss Adele Herrmann, to Samuel Busch. 

HOOK-GARTHWAITE.— The engagement of Miss Marian Hook and Ed- 
ward Lowell Garthwaite, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Garthwaite, 
has been arnounced. 

MARSDEN-BLACK. — The engagement of Miss Virginia Goodrich Mars- 
den, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James David Marsden of San Diego, 
to Hollis Mansfield Black, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Black, for- 
merly of San Francisco, was announced last week in San Diego. 

MILLER-BRIDGEMAN. — The engagement of Miss Barbara Miller and Ed- 
ward Charles Bridgeman, Jr., was announced last Saturday aft< moon 
at a prettily appointed luncheon and bridge party given by the brid« - 
elect in honor of Miss Marjorie Laurie. 

STEDMAN-ROCKENFIELD.— Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stedman an- 
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Griselda, to William M. 
Rockenfield of San Francisco. The wedding will take place July 14th. 

BERTHEAU-BRETT. — Miss Jeanette Bertheau has chosen Septemb< 1st 
as the date of her marriage to George Lyndon Brett, Jr., of Boston. 

FECHTELER-KAYS. — The wedding of Miss Margaret Fechteler to Lieu- 
tenant Herbert Emory Kays, U. S. N., will be solemnized July 17th. 

GHIRARDELLI-BAKER. — The marriage of Miss Carmen Ghirardelli and 
George Baker will take place in September, 

JORGENSEN-ANDERSON. — Miss Aimee Jorgensen will choose a date in 
September for her marriage. She is the fiancee of Ralph Anderson 
of Boston. 


COOLET-CRAIG. — Miss Esther Cooley and Eric Craig were married July 
3d at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn Cooley, by Rev. Alexander 

MacGAVIN-CLINE. — The marriage of Mrs. Emilia MacGavin and Alan 
Cline took place at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of the 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter MacGavin, in Broderick street. 

MADDEN-STIHL. — A quiet wedding was solemnized on Saturday even- 
ing, June 30, 1917, by the Rev. Father Powers of St. James Church, 
when Marthy J. Stihl, Jr.. and Miss Alice Madden were married. 

RODENBAUGH-LAFLIN. — Dr. F. H. Rodenbaugh, naval reserve surgeon, 
to Honolulu, and Miss Charlotte R. Lailin were married July 3d at the 
bride's residence, S2S Ashbury street. 

CRAFT. — Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Craft had the pleasure of celebrating their 
fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday. July 8th. 

BABCOCK. — An interesting affair of Wednesday in San Rafael was the, 

luncheon at which Mrs. William Babcock entertained. 
BELDEN. — Mrs. Charles Belden and Mrs. George A. Moore will be i -t- 

esses at a luncheon and bridge to be given at the Lagunitas Club July 

GRANT.— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Grant gave a luncheon Sunday at their 

home at San Mateo. 
IRWIN. — Mrs. William G. Irwin was hostess Monday at a luncheon at the 

St. Francis, where she had as her guests Mrs. Russell Wilson. Mrs. 

William Mayo Newhall and Mrs. Joseph B. Crockett 
McDONALD. — Miss Lila McDonald will be hostess July 19th at a luncheon 

to be given in compliment to Miss Jane Caldwell, daughter of Colonel 

and Mrs. Frank Caldwell and sister of Miss Dorothy Caldwell, who has 

recently joined her family here after having been at an Eastern school. 
MILLER. — Mrs. C. O. G. Miller was hostess at an informal luncheon Sat- 
urday for Miss Agnes Page-Brown, who is visiting her sister, Mrs. 

Harry McAfee. 
MINER. — Previous to delivering her address Monday at the W'alter home, 

Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner entertained half a dozen of her 

friends at a pretty luncheon at the Francises Club. 
POPE. — Mrs. George A. Pope was hostess Monday at an Informal lui Qti 

at the Palace Hotel. 

IRWIN. — Mrs. William G. Irwin entertained a party of friends at the St. 

Francis Monday afternoon. 

CALDWELL. — Colonel and Mrs. Frank Caldwell entertained at a dinner 

at the Palace Monday night. 
CALDWELL. — Miss Dorothy Caldwell was hostess Tuesday la a dinner 

given at the Palace Hotel. 
CLARK. — On Saturday, the 21st a dinner party will be given by Mr. and 

Mrs. Edward H. Clark of New York, whose son. Edward, Jr., is at 

the Presidio. 

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GRAY.— Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Gray, who have been in Belgium for the 
past two years, arrived here a few days ago. They are staying with 
Mrs. Gray's parents in Oakland, 

GRIFFITH.— Dick Griffith of Los Angeles, who is a student at the Re- 
serve Officers' Training Camp at the Presidio, is the leader of a num- 
ber of young men who are arranging a dinner dance to be held at 
the Palace Hotel this evening in compliment to a number of young 
women at whose homes they have been entertained since being sta- 
tioned here. 

KEENEV. — Miss Helen Keeney was hostess Wednesday evening at a 
dinner given at her home. 

WAGONER. — Corydon Wagoner, a student at the Officers' Training Camp, 
was host Saturday evening at a dinner dance at the St. Francis Hotel. 

LEWIS. — Mrs. Edson Lewis entertained the members of her card club at 
her attractive quarters in the Presidio Tuesday afternoon. 

Bl'CKNALL. — A reception was held last Saturday at the home of Mrs. 
George J, Bucknall for the student officers at the Presidio. 

KNOX. — A week-end party is to be given over the week of July 21st by 
Miss Janet Knox at her home in Berkeley. A number of the men 
taking the course of training at the Presidio will be included in the 
invitational list, Charles R. Knox, a brother of the hostess, being in- 
cluded among the members of the camp. 

MOHLN. — On the afternoon and evening of July _-d. Dr. and Mrs, C. C. 
Mohun will open their handsome home at 101 Maple street, corner of 
Jackson street, to the young men of the Reserve Officers' Training 

REQUA. — To-day Mrs. Mark L. Requa gives a large garden party at her 
handsome home across the bay for the Reserve Officers. 

WRIGHT. — A reception was given at the Palace Hotel Tuesday afternoon 
by Mrs. Frank Wright, who is here from London in the interest of the 
French Wounded Emergency Fund. 


HEWES. — Colonel and Mrs. C. L. Hewes have returned from Los Angeles 
and are greeting their friends once more. Colonel and Mrs. Hewes 
are at 840 Van Ness avenue. 

KENNEDY. — Miss Jessie Kennedy of Honolulu is here on a visit to her 
brother, Jim Kennedy. 

LAWSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Werner Lawson and Mr. and Mrs. Ste- 
phen Nerney. who have spent the summer at San Anselmo, returned 
to town Tuesday. 

MARTIN.— Mrs. Eleanor Martin returned Monday from Cupertino, where 
she spent several days at Beaulieu as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
S. Martin. 

PRATT. — Miss Fernanda Pratt has returned to San Francisco for a two 
months' visit after an absence of two years in New York, and is at 
the home of her mother. Mrs. Ernest Simpson. 

PERKINS. — Mrs. W. F. Perkins. Miss Margaret Perkins and Miss Amelia 
Gordon, who have been guests of the W. L. Hathaway family at Peb- 
ble Beach, have returned to town. 

PAGUES. — Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Pagues are back in town again after a 
delightful sojourn at Etna Springs, where they went for their summer 

SYPHER.— Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Synher, Mrs. Stetson Wlnslow and Miss 
Marie Louise Winslow, who have been at Del Monte for several 
days, have returned. 

WALLACE. — General William M. Wallace, accompanied by his niece. 
Miss Hilly Drake, arrived Monday to he the guests for some time of 
the former's son, Captain G. W. Wallace at the Presidio. 

BANDMANN. — Miss Florence Bandmann left Monday for Carmel, where 
she will be the guest of Mrs. Joseph Hopper and Miss Helen Hopper for 
a few weeks. 

DEERING. — Mrs. Frank Deering and Miss Francesca Deering left Monday 
for Invern<s>. where thai v. ill spend a fortnight or so as the guests 
of Mrs. Rea Smith. 

i ENSHAM.— Mrs, John Norman I lensham has gone to Los Angeles, where 
will visit with her mother, Mrs. Wigmore. for several weeks, 

DONOHOE. — Miss Barbara Donohoe left Monday for S&nts Barbara) where 
she will visit Mme. von Behrens and Miss Josephine Ross, formerly 
of this city. 

DEERING. — Mrs. Frank Deering, accompanied by her little daughter, Miss 
Fran ring, will leave Monday for Inverness, where they will 

be guests of Mis. Rea Smith. 


July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


HEWITT.— Mr. and Mrs. Dlxwell Hewitt have gone to the Yosimilr, They 

will motor leisurely through the valley, and to a number of i 

places of Interest. 
McCREBRT. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCreery left last evening tor the 

Webber Lake Country Club, where they will remain for a few days 

before going to the George A. Newhall lodge at Lake Tahoe on July 

11th to spend a week or so. 
MILLER.— Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller left for the Yosemite Thursday. 

They play to enjoy a fortnight's vacation in the valley. 
PORTER. — Mrs. William S. Porter, accompanied by Mrs. Hugh Porter. 

has gone to Feather River Inn. where they will enjoy a stay of a fort- 
night or longer. 
PAY'SON. — Mrs. Alfred H. Payson lias gone to Lake Tahoe, where she 

is enjoying the week at the Tavern. 
RYER. — Mrs. Fletcher Ryer. accompanied by Mrs. Marion Lord and Mrs. 

Ethel Hager. left Wednesday on an extended motor trip. 
RADCLIFFE.— Mrs. Zoe Green Radcliffe has gone to Palo Alto to be the 

guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Labour- 

dette, for several weeks. 
VINCENT. — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vincent have gone to Del Monte, where 

they will remain throughout the months of July and August. 
YOUNG. — Major and Mrs. Haldiman Putnam Young left Thursday for 

Washington, D. C, where they will be established for some time to 



BARKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barker are giving up the pretty apart- 
ment which they have occupied since their marriage last December, 
and will be guests of the latter's mother, Mrs. Charles Suydam. at her 
home in Divisadero street. 

BERTHEAU. — Miss Jeanette Bertheau, who has been visiting in Boston 
with the parents of her fiance, George. Lyndon Brett. Jr., is expected 
to arrive in San Francisco to-day. 

BOOTH. — Miss Elsie Booth, who enjoyed the holiday week at Del Monte, 
is leaving soon for the Booths' summer residence in the Santa Cruz 
Mountains, where she will be for the remainder of the season. 

BOYD. — Mrs. George Boyd, accompanied by her daughter. Miss Jean Boyd, 
and Misses Ethel and Emilie Lilley, left San Rafael for Bolinas, where 
they have taken a cottage for two weeks. 

CODMAN. — Mrs. John Codman and her daughters, Misses Ruth and Rosa- 
mond Codman, are passing the summer in Santa Barbara, according 
to their usual custom. 

COLEMAN. — Mrs. George Coleman is en route for California from her 
home in New York. Mrs. Coleman, who is a sister-in-law of Miss Janet 
and Miss Persis Coleman, will visit at Lake Tahoe before coming to 
San Francisco. 

CRITICOS. — Jean Criticos will be here within a week or so. He has been 
in New York since the beginning of the war. 

FILER. — Mrs. Walter Filer and Miss Lawton Filer arc passing a fortnight 
at Miramar. Walter Filer recently returned from a pleasant visit 

GARRETT.— Mrs. Thomas Garrett, who spent the winter and spring In 
Virginia and Washington, is in San Francisco visiting her son-in-law 
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, Jr., at their home on Rus- 
sian Hill. 

GALLOIS. — Mr. and Mrs. John Gallols. who were at Lake Tahoe last week. 
returned to San Francisco Monday. They will leave again about the 
1st of August for the Tal :ountry, to be awa] nth. 

HOWARD. — Mrs. Edward Whiting Howard and her children will pass the 
summer in San Mateo, where they have taken the Abbott house on 
Santa Inez avenue. 

HUNTINGTON. — Miss Marion Huntington spent I'M week-end at Los 
Gatos, where she was the guest •<< Ii.t sislei. Mi .kins. 

IIOLBROOK. — Mr. and Mrs. G. II. Ilnlbrook of Kilbei ( Btrei lining 

a most enjoyable trip for the latter part of .Inly The Holbrooke will 
visit Yosemite an, I In i PB8S, returning by way el 

KING.— Mr. and Mis Homer King and the U irleve and Hazel 

King are at Saratoga for a few days. 
LILLEY— Mr. and Mis Alexander Lilley and their son. Neal Lilley. have 

left for a trili to the YosMnib . They will be gone about a month. 
MOORE.— Mr. and Mrs. A. -V Mom.- have been entertaining a lame I 

party at their Country home at Mission San .lose. 

marye— Mr. ami Mrs George T. Mary are Washington, I' 

,- and ))" opened their home in Burllngame for the season. 

NEVIX. — Miss [Catherine Nevln spent the week-en. 1 at Rlonido as the 

guest of Mr. and Mis. Frederick w. Dallam, the parents of her dance. 
Warn yn Dallam. 
PABTRIDGE).— 'William Ordway Partridge, the distinguished eculptoi 

Who, with Mis Partridgl and their small son have been at 

Francis Hotel, have taken a cottage at Palo Alto for the balai 

the summer. 
PENNOYKR.— MT. and Mis Paul Q. IVnnoyer are enjoying a motor trip 

to Santa Barbara and other southern points, slopping at Del 

en route. I to leave July Mth for New TOtfc, when 

now home awaits them. 
PvATIIBONK - Mi . and Mis. Gerald Rathbono. who have been Si W 

Lake for several weeks, have returned to their home at Burling 
SHORT.— Mr. ami Mrs Douglas Short who since their marriage 

been guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Hatha* 

bride, at their Cough street home, have taken an at t rtmenl 

es street, whore they will be established in the near future. 
VAIL.— MISS Miriam Vail of Santa Barbara. whOSI 

Van Court of Detroit I ;v anaemneed. has returned I 

home after a Wl ; the Fairmont. 

YP.ASY Ml and Mrs V lay, who have been visit: 
Murphy, wife of Lieutenant Murphy 

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wayman.— Mr. and Mrs. willai.l O. Wayman are leaving shortly for a 

m. it. a- trip t.. Hie Yosemite. They expect to be awaj about two weeks. 
WRIGHT.— Mrs. Irving Wright of Van Ness avenue, has gone to Santa 

Barbara to visit for a fortnight. During her absence her brother, 

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July 14, 1917 




"Comrades in Arms." 

Unlike many war books, "Comrades in Arms," by Captain 
Phillippe Millet, suggests a series of random snap-shots rather 
than an orderly portfolio of sketches. The author has made no 
attempt to give his chapters a coherent relation to each other, 
but has jotted down — with little obvious effort toward literary 
effect, but with acute perception — notes on scenes which have 
impressed themselves on his memory and on people whom he 
has met under the trying conditions imposed by trench life. 

Captain Millet's book is interesting because it indicates, as 
a subtitle suggests, what Mr. Poilu thinks of Tommy Atkins. 
If Captain Millet is any criterion he apparently likes him "first 
rate," as the following quotation will indicate : "You should 
see them in the roads, arriving at their billet, with a short step, 
rhythmic and quiet, which recalls the walk of a duck. Their 
jolly faces, reddened by the wind and washed by the rain, shine 
like so many suns above the earth-colored uniforms, which 
make them invisible in the distance. They always look pleased, 
even when the reduced size of their column shows the losses it 
has suffered, and they are always ready to laugh as they pass 
you if you nod to them in a friendly way. Their resistance, 
moreover, is astonishing, when they are wounded they display 
the same heedlessness as their blue-coated allies. They often 
have a keen sense of humor, and — finally, the Tommies are 

$1 net. George H. Doran Company. 
* * * 

"The Adventure of Death." 

A pleasant compound of speculation, sound philosophy and 
medical science goes to make up "The Adventure of Death," 
by Dr. Robert MacKenna, a British physician, whose little dis- 
course, a war-time product, may well have been inspired by the 
casualty lists. For several pages are concerned with the ordeal 
of battle and its relation to the fear of death, and that fear is 
in most cases obliterated in the first moment of actual fighting. 
Dr. MacKenna writes interestingly of his own experiences at 
death-beds and reports of brother practitioners. It is the nar- 
ration of these and dozens of other little incidents that make 
the book highly readable, even enjoyable in the common ac- 
ceptation of the term. 

$1.50 net. G. P. Putnam & Sons. 

"In Good Company." 

To the category of "minor" must be assigned Coulson Kerna- 
han's book of reminiscences, "In Good Company," but it con- 
tains a number of first-hand impressions of eminent men that 
were well worth writing down. Much of the book is concerned 
with Swinburne, and his friend, Watts-Dunton, of both of whom 
Mr. Kernahan writes interestingly and with understanding. 

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That Watts-Dunton, as a critic, erred on the side of generosity, 
so that he was at times scarcely a critic at all, is made appar- 
ent in the recent biography of the distinguished critic, and that, 
also, is the impression which one derives from Mr. Kernahan. 
All the time, however, while Watts-Dunton was striving to do 
his best for minor poets, he was being abused by them for his 
severity and contemptuousness. 

Mr. Kernahan does justice to the late Earl Roberts' trait of 
courtesy, which must have played a great part in making him 
the popular hero that he was. The most interesting instance 
here recorded of the innate courtesy of the great soldier is an 
occasion when a volunteer subaltern of artillery was presented 
to Field Marshal Roberts and undertook to tell at great length 
what was wrong with the British army. The young man had 
little but self-assurance to recommend him, but Lord Roberts 
heard him out with the utmost kindness and allowed him to 
leave without a hint that his conduct had been somewhat pre- 

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Moderate Terms, but Hard Fighting. 

If you are conscious that your own objects are wholly altru- 
istic, or they are at least reasonable in the nature and ex- 
tent of their self-seeking, it does not follow that you must make 
war in a moderate, inoffensive fashion. If the enemy were also 
altruistic or reasonable in his desires, it would be a monstrous 
thing to make war upon him at all, because reasonable and 
generous nations must find peaceful ways to remove misunder- 
standings. We are at war with Germany because that nation is 
wrong both in the objects it pursues and in the methods by 
which it seeks to gain its ends. It stakes every- 
thing upon the use of force guided by such in- 
telligence and skill as have never before been 
brought to the service of warfare. There is no 
moderate course, therefore, to be pursued in 
meeting the German military organization. No 
argument can now be used against militarism 
but that of an adequate opposition expressed in 
terms of military efficiency. Germany pro- 
poses to achieve certain things for herself, re- 
gardless of the rights of others, by sheer power. 
This is a condition that cannot be met by argu- 
ment or a display of sweet reasonableness. 
Either German forces must be successfully op- 
posed by force, or the world must reconcile it- 
self in advance to the consequences of German 
victory. — From "The Progress of the World," 
in the American Review of Reviews," for July. 

Appearing with Singe fs Midgets, who will be held over for a 
second week at Pantages commencing Sunday matinee 

F. Peter Dunne of Dooley fame, once 

told a story about the evening paper in which 
Mr. Dooley first made his appearance. One day, 
just before the end, a funeral passed the office 
with a band playing the Dead March from Saul. 
The editor and Mr. Dunne watched it with emo- 
tion and fear. "Can it be," they whispered, 
"our subscriber?" — Chrrstian Register. 

July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Banking Resources 
Of the Country. 

The money market has been having 
unparalleled demands upon it during 
the last month, but with the help of 
the facilities of the Federal reserve 
system they have been met with scarcely noteworthy disturb- 
ance. Income taxes and payments upon the government loans 
made the transfers from the banks to the government very 
large, and the pending mid-year interest and dividend payments 
have'caused a temporary tie-up of funds. Finally, the continued 
rise of prices has made more money and bank credit necessary 
to handle the country's trade and the slow deliveries of freight 
have increased the volume of open transactions and accentuated 
the situation. As a result of this combination of demands, the 
reserves of the New York clearing house banks fell to the low- 
est percentage reached since the Federal reserve act went into 
effect, to wit: $41,827,230, with $128,000,000 of Treasury de- 
posits, against which reserves are not required. To keep the 
money market steady the banks have availed themselves freely 
of their privileges at the Federal Reserve Bank. The "bills on 
hand" of the latter institution were $35,431,000 on June 2d and 
$220,032,000 on June 22d. The grand total of "bills on hand" 
of the twelve Federal banks was $154,964,000 on June 2d and 
$435,287,000 on June 22d. 

Money has been in ready and ample supply to take care of 
the usual needs, but rates have been higher. For time money a 
6 per cent rate was established until after the payments on the 
government loan on the 28th were completed, since when there 
has been an easier tendency, ranging from 6 down to 5. The 
call market has ranged from 4 to 6 per cent, closing the month at 
4 to 4i/ 2 . 

Bar silver advanced to 79^2 cents an ounce in the New 

York market this week, the highest price reached since 1892. 
The price was quoted at 87 cents an ounce on the corresponding 
day in 1892, and it remained above the eighty-cent level until 
toward the end of June in that year, when it dropped from 82 ' 2 
cents to 63 cents. The recent advance was said to be due almost 
wholly to the increased foreign demand from the metal, silver 
having been substituted for gold coin in circulation by several 
European countries. Heavy buying by Oriental countries has 
also been a big factor in the advance. This means extraordinary 
profits for the Nevada silver mines. 

The price of steel will be fixed by the government within 

three weeks, according to officials connected with the Shipping 
Board, the Federal Trade Commission and the Council of Na- 
tional Defense. It is declared that the Government has grown 
weary of waiting for the steel men to reach an agreement and 
has determined finally to take matters in its own hands. 

Unfilled steel tonnage of the United States Steel Corpor- 
ation at the close of last months was 11,383,287 tons, according 
tc the monthly report issued recently. This is a decrease of 
503,804 tons from the figures for May 31st last. 

Stocks and bonds are in the midsummer doldrums. Trad- 
ing in stocks on the New York Stock Exchange during June to- 
taled 19,760,800 shares. Compared with a year ago, this was 
an increase of 8,860,757 shares, and with June, 1914, an increase 
of 15,776,070 shares. During the month there were 6,000,000 
share days compared with none in June last year, 1915 and 1914. 

In a Canadian camp somewhere in England a second 

George Washington has been found. He, in company with 
several others, had been granted four days' leave, and, as usual, 
wired for extension. But no hackneyed excuse was his. In fact, 
it was so original that it has been framed and now hangs in a 
prominent spot in the battalion orderly-room. It ran as follows : 
"Nobody dead, nobody ill; still going strong, having a good 
time, and got plenty of money. Please grant extension." And 
he got it! — Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. 


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San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

The Hills of Berkeley 

By Fred Emerson Brooks. 

0, the halo of splendor on Berkeley's hills, 
Whose beauty the pulse of the gazer thrills : 

Every hour there's a change 

In this marvelous range — 

In the sun or the fog, in the haze or the dew 
God sets a new painting my artist for you, 

As tho' planning to stage 

The great play of the age. 

While the back scene is set with its top in the sky 
Where the huge fleecy derelicts nightly drift by 

Toward the pulsating star 

In the light-house afar. 

The barefooted Dawn has her cheeks all a-flush 
From racing to catch the melodious thrush 

Whom she tries to ensnare 

With the glow in her hair. 

She brushes the dew with her pink, dimpled toes; 
Wherever she steps there a wild-flower grows — 

Till the mountain slopes seem 

Like the trail of a dream. 

Then the horses of EOS dash over thy brow 
And furrow thy crest with a bright golden plow; 

And sometimes the haze 

Like a halo betrays 

Our maiden Eureka out walking the hills ; 

And the birds tell us where with their warbles and trills; 

Then she lifts up the mist 

Like a vail, to be kisst. 

From the meadow lark's throat pours the song of the day- 
As diamonds roll from a jeweler's tray — 

With the air growing clear 

And the hills moving near. 

O, the shadows that hide from the sun thru the day 
As the ghost-shadows hide from the moon in their play; 

But the sun never knows 

Of the shadow it throws. 

While the cattle that ruminate under the trees 
Delight in the shade that the sun never sees. 

Then the Day God, at eve, 

On his loom starts to weave 

With shuttles of sunbeams — thy form to enfold — 
A filmy serape of luminous gold. 

Then he starts down the dome 

And thy shadows come home, 

And under the blanket of wild flowers creep 
In God's sunken gardens, the canyons, to sleep, 

Where the maiden-hair grows 

And the red-berry glows. 

The sun all aglow in his haste to retire 

Sets the heavens ablaze like a prairie on fire, 

Pouring on the red wine 

Till the burnings decline. 

The maiden on Tamalpais, torso and thigh, 
Seems covered with roses flung out of the sky. 

Every night, every morn 

Some new glory is born. 

As the shadows bring out in a brave silhouette 
Some feature majestic we're prone to forget. 

It is thine to behold 

The famed Portal of Gold — 

The Gate of the Earth — by the great laughing sea, 
With the opal bay smiling her favors on Thee ; 

While the sun wraps the globe 

In a violet robe. 

Like a lover at night comes the Man in the Moon 
Driving darkness away with a silver harpoon. 

He grows jealous of Mars, 

Even envies the stars 

That hang like the cloister lights over thy shrine : 
When hills become altars the star-lamps are thine. 

Now the melody wells 

From the great Campus bells 

Like a pean of glory, a musical prayer; 
While Berkeley dreams by her 'Varsity, where 

Campanile stands bold 

For the Blue and the Gold. 

How the bosom of nature-love pulses and thrills 
When the heart, like Mahomet, goes out to the hills; 

Then the mortal makes prayer 

For his Maker is there. 

The women patrons of the Techau Tavern, San Fran- 
cisco's highest-class family restaurant and cafe, located at 
Powell and Eddy streets, consider it a great blessing to be so 
fortunate as to receive the costly Art Boxes which are pre- 
sented absolutely free and without competition of any sort at 
the Tavern every afternoon at 4, 4 :30 and 5. These art boxes 
contain a bottle of Le Lilas de Rigaud perfume, a bottle of Le 
Lilas de Rigaud face powder, and a bottle of Le Lilas de Ri- 
gaud sachet. In addition to this delightful feature of presenting 
free the art boxes, the management of the Tavern provides a 
vocal and instrumental entertainment that cannot be excelled 
any place in his country. The artists are all of a superior or- 
der, the selections are of the very best quality from a musical 
and entertaining quality, and there is a go and dash about every- 
thing that is exhilarating. If you have not already done so, it 
is suggested that you make your table reservation for Sunday 
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The San Francisco Life Underwriters accomplished much at 
their luncheon, which was held on June 25th at the Commercial 
Club. Twenty-four delegates were nominated to represent San 
Francisco at the National Convention meeting at New Orleans, 
during September 26-27-28. This year the San Francisco As- 
sociation will be allowed twelve delegates and twelve alter- 
nates. Those who were nominated are : President Leisander, 
Germania; Messrs. Walter Webb, Connecticut Mutual; L. B. 
Messier, National, U. S. A.; A. M. Shields, Equitable; H. R. 
Hunter, Pacific Mutual; G. E. Hunt, E. H. Gregory, Aetna; E. 
J. Thomas, W. A. Chipron, Paul T. Bells, N. Y. Life ; William 
J. Bell, Mass. Mutual; W. H. Matson, Mutual Life; B. G. Frank- 
lin, Mutual Benefit; Geo. R. Stiles, Mutual Benefit; F. A. 
Wicket, N. Y. Life; Milton Franklin, German; James S. Os- 
borne, Phoenix Mutual ; R. L. Stephenson, Union Central ; Wal- 
ter C. Palmer, Providence Life and Trust; Alfred Matthews, 
Provident Life and Trust; Russell B. Field, New England Mu- 
tual; Fred A. Stolp, National of Vermont; Sol. J. Vogel, N. Y. 

Life; B. E. Ellis, Equitable of Iowa. 

* * * 

There was a conference held during the first week of July, 
at the home office of the Firemen's Fund, which was composed 
of a delegation of that company's managers throughout the 
United States, headed by President J. R. Levison. The follow- 
ing were in attendance : A. K. Simpson, manager of the Eastern 
department, with headquarters at Boston; Edgar T. Gentry, 
manager of the Southeastern department, with headquarters at 
Atlanta, and John Marshall, Jr., manager for the central de- 
partment. The visitors will remain here several weeks, and 
will combine business with pleasure, it being a vacation as well 

as a business trip. 

* * * 

W. W. Alverson of San Francisco adds another company to 
his office. He has been appointed manager for the Richmond 
of New York. The company will be admitted to California, 
and afterwards will operate in the other Coast States with Mr. 
Alverson in charge. The company was organized at New York 
in 1907, and has a capital of $200,000, with assets amounting 
to $769,434, and surplus amounting to $221,163. Six other 
companies represented by the Alverson agency are as follows : 
North River, United States Fire, New Brunswick Fire, New 
Jersey Fire, Merchants of New York, and United States Under- 

* * » 

J. F. Magee adds two more Eastern companies to his list. It 
was necessary for him to go East in order to secure them. At 
Cleveland, Ohio, he was authorized to represent the Cleveland 
National as its general agent on this coast. At Chicago he 
secured the representation of the National Trades Fire. The 
Cleveland National was organized in Ohio in 1911. Its capital 
amounts to $839,130, total assets $1,450,000, and net surplus 
of $406,723. The National Trades Fire first started to do busi- 
ness in Chicago in 1906, under the name of the National Brew- 
ers' Insurance Company of Chicago, 111. Magee already repre- 
sents the following companies : Columbia National, Minneapolis 

Fire Marine, Detroit National and Pacific National. 

* • • 

S. S. Turner, general agent of the Accident Department of the 
American National Insurance Company of Galveston, Tex., has 
established his headquarters on the third floor of the Russ 
Building, San Francisco. Mr. Turner, who has charge of this 
branch for California, New Mexico and Texas, has been located 
at El Paso. The American National has capital and surplus of 
$1,035,867, and assets of $4,336,054. The company has an ex- 
cellent selling contract, novel features of which are indemnity 
for quarantine, burial benefits and children's insurance. Other 

features are very attractive and liberal. 
• • * 

I. M. Fisher, Jr., of Helena, special agent for the Commercial 
Union and Palatine in Montana, has been transferred to the Los 
Angeles office. He will fill the vacancy left by Walter H. Young, 
who resigned the latter part of June. His ability as an insurance 
man is unquestioned, and no one more suited could be selected 
to cover the important territory of Southern California and 

James N. Wright, secretary of the Western Union Life of Spo- 
kane, Wash., returned from a month's vacation early in July with 
his health completely restored. R. L. Rutter, president of the 
company, has been appointed by Governor Lister a member of 
the State Bank Guaranty Fund Board of the State of Wash- 
ington in recognition of his work in behalf of the law for the 

guarantee of State bank funds. 

* * * 

The Germania Life recently appointed Mr. Charles K. Brust 
of Pittsburg, Pa., as manager for the southern part of California, 
with headquarters at Los Angeles. Mr. Brust has been engaged 
in life insurance for a good many years in Pittsburg, and is well 
known there for his great efficiency in the insurance business. 
For the past five years he has produced over a million a year, 

through his general agency for the State Mutual of Worcester. 

* * * 

Thomas L. Miller, well known in San Francisco, with many 
friends here, has left for the East to take charge of his son's 
business affairs in Pennsylvania. His son has enlisted in the 
United States Army with a captain's commission. There was 
an announcement made recently that Mr. Miller had accepted the 

management of Southern California for the Manhattan Life. 

* * * 

Appointed by Governor Stewart of Montana to the office of 
State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner ex-officio, is Rufus 
G. Poland. Poland will hold these two offices until January 1, 
1919. There will be a general election in the latter part of 1918 

to select a permanent man. 

* * * 

President D. N. Case announces that the International Claim 
Association will hold its eighth annual convention at Cedar 
Point, Ohio, on Lake Eerie, near Sandusky, August 27-28-29, at 

Hotel Breakers. 

* * * 

In order to admit of an increase of capital to $400,000, the 
Nevada Fire Insurance Company of Reno, Nevada, has filed 
amended articles of incorporation. 

The big strides of San Francisco in commercial growth 

suggests that the city is renovating its house preparatory to be- 
come the Metropolis of the West on a greater scale than ever. 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 

Assets, $11,326,205 




The Home Insurance Company 

'>rganlied 1161 Cuh Capital. IC.000.000 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

A fool can stand on the beach and let a little spray hit him 
in the face — and right away he wants to write a book on navi- 

America's first battle in this war will be with the fools right 
here at home. 

A tongue without a brain behind it is as dangerous as a gun 
in the hands of a drunken Indian. 

This war is so big and so complex that a fool ought not to be 
allowed to monkey with it. 

We keep cranks away from our powder factories, and, by the 
some token, why should we not keep fools away from our 
presses? Better still, why should we not muzzle them and in- 
tern them until after the war ? 

Here's what the fools are doing to us: 

President Wilson, in his wisdom, exhorts the people to con- 
serve their food stuffs. And he appoints this man Hoover, who, 
by the way, is the most expert food conservation specialist in 
the world, to help the people raise their truck and to make their 
truck go farther — all of which is wonderful generalship. 

But the fools, who can no more fathom a deep mentality like 
that of President Wilson than a caanry can whistle the Anvil 
Chorus, miss the whole idea, and just manage to catch on to the 
tail end of the word "economy." So right away they want to 
go on a nation-wide hunger strike, start a bread line, and 
raise Cain in general. 

Secretary McAdoo asks the people to buy some perfectly 
good 3} 2 per cent government bonds, non-taxable, the best in- 
vestment that any sane man could make — because it is the 
safest. Right away the fools shout: 

"Uncle Sam wants you to GIVE him your money." 

Fortunately, wise men are in a vast majority in this country, 
and the Liberty Bond issue went over with a bang. It was the 
wise men, though, not the fools, that did it. 

Some other fool shouted : 

"Let's all wear cotton!" — thoroughly ignorant of the fact that 
we need all the cotton we can get to make high explosives out 
of, for ourselves and our allies. 

If the so-called "Wear Cotton" propaganda had gone over, 
we would have had to fight this war out with fire crackers, or 
soda crackers, or pea-shooters. That was a fine idea — wasn't it ! 

All of which goes to prove that we had better let the experts 
in this country — heaven knows we have enough of them — carry 
cut the President's ideas. And the rest of us can find plenty to 
do keeping the fools from throwing wrenches in the gearset. 

Right now the fools are busier than ever. 

Some of them are holding peace demonstrations down in 
Boston; and the rest of them are sitting up nights trying to work 
out new stunts for putting business on the "Fritz." 

President Wilson, after conferring with delegates from the 
nations that have been in this war from the beginning, tells us 
that the all-important thing for us to do is to KEEP OUR IN- 

In spite of this counsel, the fools are shouting at the tops of 
their voices : 

"Don't buy any automobiles." 

"Don't buy any new clothes." 

"Don't spend any mone with the laundries — turn your collars 
wrong side out and wear them two days." 

"Keep your wife away from the department stores." 

"Don't let your children go to the movies." 

"Don't do anything that will keep our factories and our stores 
and our places of amusement running." 

"Close up everything, and — pay the expenses of this war out 
of the excess profits of bankruptcy." 

The fools of this country might as well be made to understand 

right now and right here that we are not going to play into the 
Kaiser's hand by listening to their monkey chatter. 

We know just how serious this war is. But we know, on the 
other hand, that our fools are even more serious. 

We also know that no one ever won a war in sackcloth and 

We MUST have business in this country. 

We MUST keep our heads up. 

We MUST preserve our prosperity, because America's 
wealth is her biggest gun. 

Shall we let the fools take the wheel at this dangerous turn 
in the road? 

Please, you 99 7-10 millions, answer in chorus: 

"We will NOT!" 

Homer McKee. 
• * * 
Frank O. Renstrom Tours Beautiful Tahoe Country 

Until a few days ago Frank O. Renstrom, chief dispenser of 
Grant Six cars throughout Northern California, put little stock 
in the statement that "a man is only a boy grown up." Now he 
admits the truth of it, and explains that his conviction on this 
Point was brought about by his own capers in the beautiful Lake 
Tahoe country, which he recently explored with a Grant Six 
car accompanied by members of his family. 

"The atmosphere, scenery, outdoor sports of every descrip- 
tion that are in vogue around the lake and in the high Sierras 
certainly got the best of me," says Renstrom, in commenting on 
his trip, the first he has ever made in his life into that glory 
realm of California. 

"I did everything that a good, healthy boy would do were he 
turned loose to pursue his own fancies. I carried on just like a 
twelve-year-old chap; swam, fished, hunted, got into mischief 
and even climbed some of the big trees. Furthermore, I also 
found out I was quite an advocate of indoor sports — something 
I never knew before — dancing, bowling and fireside games. Be- 
lieve me, it's the life, and I'm for it strong." 

Renstrom's itinerary included the Placerville-Tahoe road, 
thence around Lake Tahoe, visiting Echo Lake, Fallen Leaf 
Lake, Moana Lodge, McKinneys, Rubicon, Tahoe Tavern, 
thence back to San Francisco via Truckee and Auburn. 

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July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Lincoln Highway May Be Federal Post Road 

Among the matters of first importance in the staple prepara- 
tion for the grim realities of war, Congress is giving attention 
tc one of the country's greatest needs — roads. A bill outlining a 
definite policy of governmental supervision in hastening and 
standardizing the improvement of one of the most strategically 
routed and generally useful thoroughfares has been introduced 
in the House by Congressman A. R. Broadbeck, of Pennsylva- 
nia. It calls for the designation of the Lincoln Highway con- 
necting New York and San Francisco as a Federal Post Road. 

As printed and referred to the Committee on the Post Office 
and Post Roads, the bill reads: "That the Postmaster General 
be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to designate as a 
post road the highways now known as the Lincoln Highway as 
now laid out from the place of its commencement on the Atlantic 
seaboard to the point of its termination on the Pacific Coast." 

Congressman Broadbeck introduced the bill as a vitally im- 
portant measure in the face of the emergency now existing and 
is prepared to press its consideration both in the committee and 
on the floor of the House. He urges the necessity of taking im- 
mediate steps to put the entire Lincoln Highway in first-class 

In a communication to the headquarters of the Lincoln High- 
way Association in Detroit, Representative Broadbeck outlined 
as his serious purpose "to get governmental action relative to 
this important highway, whereby federal recognition could be 
brought about, recognizing this main artery of transcontinental 
traffic, with the further end in view of securing appropriations 
which could be used to assist in the development of the High- 
way and make it available for such transportation as might be- 
come necessary owing to the emergency which now exists." 

* * * 

Governor Stephens on Road Inspection Tour 

Governor Stephens will make an inspection of the road situa- 
tion in Northern California early in August. The Governor will 
be accompanied by Highway Commissioner C. F. Stern and his 
entertainment in Northern California will be in charge of the 
Northern California Counties Association, according to a letter 
received by Secretary-Manager Robert O. Bonnell. 

Governor Stephens will leave San Francisco on the night of 
July 31st, going to Mendocino County to inspect the State High- 
way recently completed by convict labor. He will leave there 
August 2d for Eureka, arriving the third. The fourth will be 
spent at Idlewyld. On the fifth officials of Trinity County and 
the Northern California Counties Association will meet the Gov- 
ernor's party at the Humboldt-Trinity county line and accom- 
pany him to Weaverville, where a luncheon will be tendered 
him. After inspecting the proposed State highway route from 
Weaverville to Redding the Governor's party will arrive in 
Redding Sunday evening. The Northern Counties Association 
is planning to give him a dinner and probably hold a meeting 
in Redding. 

On August 6th the Governor's party and five county officials 
will leave for Yreka by way of Baird, going over the State high- 
way. A luncheon and meeting are planned at Dunsmuir and a 
dinner that night at Yreka. Stops will be made at Weed, Sisson 
and Montague. Siskiyou officials will meet the party at the 
county line. 

The Northern Counties officials will invite the Governor to 
go to Alturas, and every effort will be made to show him during 
his visit the vital need qf better highways in Northern Califor- 

Mendocino Starts Good Roads Campaign 

The campaign for better roads in Mendocino Count;, 
opened on the evening of July 3d with a well attended meeting 
in Boonville, when an illustrated talk on good roads was deliv- 
ered by Ben Blow of the Good Roads Bureau of the California 
State Automobile Association. 

At this meeting a committee was appointed to meet with the 
Board of Supervisors at its next meeting, with the purpose of 
having a reconnoissance made of the county by one of the high- 
way engineers of the United States Office of Public Roads and 

Rural Engineering, which is located at Berkeley. 

* * * 

" Business as Usual " 

"Evidence keeps pi it "business is as usual" 

small cities and towns, as well as in the large cities and metro- 

politan centers," says W. L. Hughson, president of the Pacific 
KisselKar Branch. "This spring and summer is proving a rec- 
ord breaker for the increased number of new KisselKar dealers 
in small towns and agricultural districts who are inceasing their 
sales volume every day. This is conclusive proof that the 
farmer, rancher, fruit grower and cattleman recognize the auto- 
mobile as a necessity in their business activities in overseeing 
the work in field, garden and orchard, and keeping in close 
touch with town ; in other words, tying up the source of demand 
with the source of supply." 

* * * 

A State Which Duplicates the World 

Guess from what State this motoring rhapsody emanated: 
"Take me back to old New Hampshire," and back to New 
Hampshire their car took them — yet only eighteen miles away. 
"Take me to the rolling hills and rural farms of Virginia," and 
in an hour the auto was there, up in the hills of Sunland. "I'd 
like some excitement; take me to the Zulu land," and no sooner 
said than done. "Their machine took them to the river bed 
where the movies with an army of half-clad South Sea natives 
made the scene seem real. "The dizzy heights of Alpine ways 
appeal to me," said one, and on up the winding road the driver 
guided the car — no snow, to be sure, but such a panoramic view 
to the east, to north, to south and west!" 

Where? Why, modest old golden California, of course. 
* * * 

U. S. Begins to Share in Foreign Motor Trade 

The year before the war began, European manufacturers ex- 
ported $80,000,000 worth of motor vehicles, passenger cars and 
trucks to South America, Africa, Australia and the Far East. 
Within the last few months the United States has been begin- 
ning to get its share of this business. 

* * * 

Mathewson Motor Company Sells Many Davis Cars 

Another shipment of Davis cars has just been received by the 
Mathewson Motor Company. This makes a record for the com- 
pany. In the short time that it has had the agency the com- 
pany has sold and delivered more than any other make ever 
handled by this concern. 

Ill Health Calls Alexander to Sierras 

Roy B. Alexander, manager of the Peacock Motor Sales Co., 
Northern California distributer of the Chandler light six car, is 
taking his vacation at Kyburz, one of the glory spots along the 
Placerville-Tahoe road, casting for the elusive trout when he's 
not basking in the sunshine of the Sierras, whither he motored 
in a new Chandler car last Monday morning. The pressure of 
business during the past few weeks was severe on Alexander. 
His journey to the Sierras, accompanied by his family, was 
caused by ill health, brought on by various duties since last De- 
cember. During this period Chandler business has reached as- 
tounding figures, shattering all previous records, all of which 
has exacted a heavy toll on Alexander's health. 

* » * 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 

Bull-Dog Brake Lining 

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Leslie G. Adair Company 

461 Market Street 

San Francisco, Cal. 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 14, 1917 

Louis B. Merton Passes Away 

Louis B. Merton, vice-president of Hughson & Merton, and 
one of the best-known motor car supply and hardware men on 
the coast, passed away July 5th at his home in this city. Mer- 
ton, who was but 49 years of age, was one of the most success- 
ful merchants on the coast. He came to California in 1895 with 
W. L. Hughson, and in 1899 the two started the firm of Hugh- 
son & Merton, manufacturers' agents, in this city. Since that 
time the firm has developed to a coast organization. For sev- 
eral years prior to 1916 Merton made his headquarters in Port- 
land, while Hughson took charge of the firm's affairs here. Last 
year, when Hughson decided to devote most of his time to the 
Pacific Kissel Branch, Merton came back to San Francisco to 
assume charge here. The firm distributed many of the leading 
automobile accessories, and Merton was very popular in motor- 
ing circles up and down the coast. He was a member of the 
Elks and Masonic lodges. His passing is deeply regretted. The 

funeral services were held July 6th. 

* * * 

National Twelves Deliveries Begin 

The days of waiting are over for hundreds of motorists who 
ordered 1917 National Highway twelves two or three months 
ago after seeing them on exhibition for the first time in Janu- 
ary at the Chicago and New York automobile show. In all 
large distributing centers of the country deliveries of this year's 
National twelves, the third of the multiple-cylinder series 
brought out by the National Motor Car and Vehicle Company 
of Minneapolis, now are being made, the first shipments of 
these cars being sent to the national representatives in the large 


* * » 

Inflate Tires "Round" Is Advice 

So much advice has been published regarding the inflation 
of tires that the average motorist is bewildered as to when to 
know if his tires are properly inflated. F. D. Halliwell, Pacific 
Coast factory representative for the Norwalk Tire & Rubber 
Company, who has been visiting officials of the Lichtenberger- 
Ferguson Company this last week, gives perhaps the simplest 
advice that could be offered. It can be summed up in just two 
words: "Inflate Round." 

"The most sensible way to tell if your tires are properly in- 
flated is to be sure they are inflated to just a point where the 
cross-section will be round and will travel round. Naturally 
on smooth city pavements a lower pressure can be maintained 
than on a rough country road," says Halliwell. 

* * * 

Jap Salesman Heads Selling Force 

One of the most sought for passenger car and truck markets 
in California is the Japanese trade; and according to John 
Troy, president of the Troy Motor Sales Company, Nash dis- 
tributors in Los Angeles, the success of this company in secur- 
ing a goodly share of the Japanese business may be attributed 
to the principle of talking to the prospect in his own tongue. 
All of the Japanese sales are handled through George Kosugi, 
a native Jap, who has led the selling force in number of actual 
sales during the past few months. His field consists mostly 
of the truck gardeners about Los Angeles, where most of the 

market gardening is conducted by Japanese farmers. 

* * * 

Registration Receipts Total $2,552,037.08. 

Superintendent H. A. French of the State Motor Vehicle De- 
partment announces the following figures covering registrations : 

Registrations — Automobiles, 248,305; motorcycles, 22,386; 
chauffeurs, 12,447; automobile dealers, 2,023; motorcycle deal- 
ers, 155. Amount — Automobiles, $2,440,558.83; motorcycles, 
$44,673.68; chauffeurs, $15,761.70; automobile dealers, $45,- 
615.75; motorcycle dealers, $744; miscellaneous, $5,653.12. 
Total, $2,552,037.08. 

H. H. Powers 

Phone Prospect 97 

F. W. Wenz 



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The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 


Phone Kearny 485 

Golden West PlatingWorks 


131-133 Mission St. 

San Francisco 

U. S. Garage Pearson Garage 

750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

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Phone Douglas 2120 

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July 14, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Crisp, white frocks have always been and will always be one 
of the essentials of the hot weather wardrobe. No matter what 
styles may be in vogue, or what colors specially favored, white 
will always be brought out as soon as it becomes unbearably 
hot, and the pretty embroidered voiles, organdies, handkerchief 
linens and batistes are always to be counted on as the mainstays 
for these frocks. 

A charming summer model has a long, straight tunic of 
flouncing hanging well below the knees over a plain foundation 
finished with a deep hem. The fulness of the tunic is laid in 
soft pleats at the waistline and topped by a shaped belt pointed 
in front like the top of the soft vest in the blouse. A long col- 
lar which extends midway down the front is one of the attrac- 
tive features of the summery models which is illustrated here. 

White Hats Appear. 

The time has come not only for white frocks, but for white 
hats, too. This season there are all kinds of white hats, most 
of them entirely white, while now and again a brim has an un- 
derfacing of black or navy blue, or a rolled-up brim displays a 
touch of color against the white. 

The hats of white crepe are very fashionable and ever so 
dainty. Some are made altogether of crepe with a trimming of 
grosgrain ribbon or of white soutache worked out in some 
braided design on brim or crown. Some of the hats are made 
with crowns of white satin and straight wide brims of crepe or 

Left — A Hot Weather Frock of Embroidered Batiste, 
and Filet Lace Fashion this Model. 

Right — Organdie 

net. Flowers and fine feathers are used by way of decoration 
in some instances. Another type of white hat in vogue is the 
small close-fitting feather turban which is very attractive to 
wear with white dresses. There are veils, too, in infinite variety 
to complement all kinds of summer hats. 

The Sleeveless Sports Cihit. 

A new development in sports clothes is the sleeveless coat, 
usually made of wool jersey in the gay colors so popular for 
sports. These add a bright touch to the all-white costume and 
furnish that dash and gaiety which makes the sports clothes for 
the country so thoroughly irresistible. The new sleeveless coats 
are about hip length, and are cut on the same simple, loose- 
fitting lines that characterize all sports coats. They are usually 
belted and provided with pockets, both for utility and smart- 
ness. With shirtwaists of white wash silk or crepe de Chine, 
and skirts of cream serge or silk, the wool jersey coats in 
blue, green or rose color provide a striking contrast which cannot 
fail to please. 

Not unlike the sleeveless coat is the long overblouse worn 
over a guimpe and hanging over the skirt in peplum fashion. 
One of these is illustrated here forming a summer costume with 
a simple gathered skirt. The material is organdie, and the 
trimming filet lace. Wide bands of filet lace connect the front 
and back panels of the overblouse simulating large pockets 
over the hips. A belt which is half organdie and half lace 
marks the waistline, and the novel outline of the neck is an- 
other feature which contributes to the unmistakable originality 
of the design. 

Organdie is used very freely for the warm-weather frock, 
and certainly there is nothing that looks daintier or cooler. Pale 
shades of green and pink are as popular as white. A quaint, 
old-fashioned air pervades the frock made entirely of organdie 
and trimmed with many tiny ruffles of the same material. The 
ruffles are placed in rows at the sides of the skirt, and the bod- 
ice is topped with a fichu edged with narrow ruffles in some of 
the most attractive models. 

Navy-blue taffeta is coming back into its own for the dark 
silk frock to wear on the cooler summer days. These dresses 
are trimmed with heavy silk stitching, and the more elaborate 
ones with beads and hand embroidery. The slightly fitted bod- 
ice with a straight gathered skirt is again in vogue for this type 
of frock. Collars of light pink, pale blue, white or checked 
silk finish most of these frocks, many of which are made with 
the sleeves or some portion of the waist of blue Georgette to 
match the taffeta. Only by foulard is taffeta rivaled, for the 
foulard dress which was introduced in the spring is still hold- 
ing sway. To vary the large polka dots there are other newer 
spreading designs for those who may have tired of the coin dots. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 


San Francisco's Leading High-Class Family Cafe 

Costly art boxes containing a bottle of Le Lilas de Rigaud (pronounced "Ree-go") 
perfume, a bottle of Le Lilas de Rigaud sachet and a box of Le Lilas de Rigaud face 
powder, distributed among the lady patrons every afternoon at 4, 4:30 and 5. 



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July 14, 1917 

"It's easy to borrow trouble." "Naturally. Every one 

has more of it than he wants." — Boston Transcript. 

Also, it will be necessary to raise enough in South Caro- 
lina to feed about half a million yaller dogs. — Columbia State. 

"Everybody has his faults," said Uncle Eben. "De prin- 
cipal difference in folks is whether dey's sorry for 'em or proud 
of 'em." — Washington Star. 

The Junior Sub (conjuring at the men's smoker) — Now, 

are you quite sure the haversack's empty? His Assistant — Ab- 
solutely, sir. The rabbit wot you put in it has got away, sir. — 
London Sketch. 

The Champion — I don't want you to match me with Pete 

Slugger. I weigh fifty pounds more than he does; the match 
wouldn't draw; there isn't money enough in it, and I wouldn't 
lower myself by getting into the same ring with him. His Man- 
ager — I know ; but what makes you think you can't lick him ? — 

"Any rags? Any old iron?" chanted the dealer, as he 

knocked at the suburban villa. The man of the house himself 
opened the door. "No, go away," he snapped, irritably; "there 
is nothing for you. My wife is away." The itinerant merchant 
hesitated a moment, and then inquired: "Any old bottles?" — 

A Chicago business man found, recently, that he had 

overdrawn his bank-balance $145; he fainted. A doctor was 
summoned, and that set him back $5 more. Whereupon he in- 
structed his stenog to look up his balance the next time he 
fainted, and, if it was found overdrawn, not to call the doctor. — 
Chicago Tribune. 

"What's the matter, old man ? You look worried." "Well, 

to be honest with you, I am. You know, I took out some life 
insurance last Thursday." "Yes," replied the sympathetic 
friend, "but what has that to do with the woe-begone expres- 
sion on your face?" "Well, the very next day after I had it 
written my wife bought a new cook-book. Possibly it's all right, 
but it certainly looks suspicious." — Kansas City Star. 

For three successive nights the new and proud father had 

walked the floor with the baby. On the fourth night he became 
desperate, and on arriving home from the office unwrapped a 
bottle of soothing syrup. "Oh, James," exclaimed his wife, 
when she saw the label, "what did you buy that for? Don't you 
know it is very dangerous to give a child anything like that?" 
"Don't worry," was the husband's tired reply; "I'm going to 
take it myself!" — Tit-Bits. 

They were dancing the one-step. The music was heav- 
enly. The swish of her silken skirts was divine. The fragrance 
of the roses upon her bosom was really intoxicating. "Ah," she 
smiled sweetly, with an arch look up into his face, "you remind 
me of one of Whitman's poems." A sudden dizziness seemed 
to seize him. It was as if he were floating in a dream. When 
he had sufficiently gained his breath he spoke: "Which one?" 
"Oh, any one," she replied. "The feet are mixed in all of 
them." — Everybody's Magazine. 

Before introducing Lieutenant de Tessan, aide to Gen- 
eral Joffre, and Colonel Fabry, the "Blue Devil of France," 
Chairman Spencer, of the St. Louis entertainment committee, 
at the M. A. A. breakfast told this anecdote. "In Washington, 
Lieutenant de Tessan was approached by a pretty American 
girl, who said: 'And did you kill a German soldier?' 'Yes,' he 
replied. 'With what hand did you do it?' she inquired. 'With 
this right hand,' he said. And then the pretty American girl 
seized his right hand and kissed it. Colonel Fabry stood near 
by. He strolled over and said to Lieutenant de Tessan: 
'Heavens, man. Why didn't you tell her that you bit him to 
death.' " — Kansas City Star. 

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If he's serving his country, remember he's worthy of the 


As the greatest municipal bore on the Peninsula, the Twin 

Peaks tunnel is an unspeakable success. 

A contemporary states that trouble is brewing in Ger- 
many. Rather there's the Devil to pay there. 

The Navy has just turned a new record: it has enough 

men to man the Navy ships and more in tow if wanted. 

The eternal feminine is the one who looks into the mirror 

before she looks under the bed for the unusual burglar. 

The unregenerate I. W. W.'s apparently are still 

cemented to what their initials stand for, "I Won't Work." 

The Russian Bear seems to be packed with "come backs," 

and has again torn loose in chasing the Austrians out of Galicia. 

Germany's mailed fist seems to be short of necessary 

postage stamps, and the chances are that it will never reach us. 

The Kaiser might make a hit with himself if he could 

join "Anthony in Wonderland," and wake up to find it all a 

Many a man arguing over the tangled question of the 

world's war has minced his words and been compelled to eat 

The German coin, a mark, is now shrinking so fast in in- 
ternational exchange that it fails to register "spot cash" in this 

The Board of Supervisors are malingering along like 

jacks-of-all-trades : they produce everything except what the 
city really needs. 

The price of bar silver is seemingly now endeavoring to 

climb Doc. Bryan's famous Cross of Gold, and straddle it with 
a whoop of delight. 

The "dry zone" of five miles around each military camp 

throughout this country, contrived by the War Department, is a 
strip guaranteed to kill any thirst. 

What a yelp of dismay will go up from the Rev. P. Smith, 

of pestilential red-light infamy, when he hears that Selah 
Chamberlain has been selected from San Francisco as a mem- 
ber of the National committee to look after the morals of the 

Whale meat is accounted better than beeksteak, accord- 
ing to a local expert guaranteed not to be a jokesmith. Whaled 
rump is now being substituted for both of them. 

There is a movement on hand to drop the cases against 

the guilty suit club bandits who have been brazenly robbing 
their victims. This is a case where the law suits fit the culprits. 

If the American ideas and ideals of this country do not 

appeal to such wanderlust characters as Emma Goldman and 
Alec Berkman, why don't they return to their autocratic Vater- 
land ? 

The State gave twenty pounds of Epsom salts to the 

Mooneys during the hearing in the trial covering the Prepared- 
ness Parade. Such a cumulative dose ought to clear the case 
fairly well. 

If you have no use for the mosquitos that enliven 

the summer resorts, pray remember, under the present idealistic 
feeling animating our life these days, how very useful you are to 
the devoted mosquito. 

The local grand jury plucked a ripe and luscious anar- 
chist when they indicted Alex Berkman, editor of "The Blast," 
for complicity in the dynamiting in the Preparedness parade. 
It will be a clever prosecutor that lights "The Blast." 

No matter how much Bill is knocked about in the cock- 
pit of the European inferno he never forgets that he is the 
Kaiser, with absolute power to pull the strings that snatch his 
puppets into obscurity. By a grim irony, Democracy may yet 
snatch him likewise. 

Wall Street has a severe attack of nervousness : it sees 

chaos in the draft, mobilization of the militia, prices paid by the 
Government for supplies, prospects of peace, of war, of a draw. 
Poor old Wall Street! All it gets out of life is the people's 
money — and worry. 

Amazons make a brave showing in ancient history, but 

modern militarists will not have them, as was illustrated by the 
wife of a sergeant who disguised herself in khaki trousers and 
followed her husband in the ranks to France. However, she 
gained a ringing salvo from the press. 

From Washington comes a report that a political and 

business combination, interested in certain flour brands, is en- 
deavoring through pliable Congressmen to head off Herbert 
Hoover as Food Administrator, and substitute Dr. Wiley. The 
roar of the nation in protest will likely upset their plans. 

Another blessed Burlingame chatelaine took her weekly 

shot at a merry dachshund that was destroying her favorite 
plants, this week, and as usual bored a beautiful hole through 
the left leg of a gentlemanly passer. The usual apologies and 
no arrests. Peace has its interchange of courtesies as well as 


Help to Promote 
The New Tax Law. 

Referendum petitions are being cir- 
culated against the proposed new 
tax limit law, Assembly Bill No. 
1013, which was passed by the last 
legislature after careful study by the State Tax Commission. 
The law will not injure the schools in the slightest degree. It 
limits the amount of money that may be produced by all tax 
levies in the aggregate to a sum not exceeding five per cent 
more than the amount produced in the preceding year. The 
school people claim that it limits individual levies and funds. 
This is a mistake: it does not. Moreover, if a necessity is 
shown for more revenue than can be produced within the five 
per cent limit, a way is provided to meet the necessity. Fur- 
thermore, the law distinctly requires that provision "shall be 
made for the support and maintenance of the public schools." 
It is urged by some of the school officials that the law may be 
abused. All laws must meet that same chance. This law con- 
stitutes the first step taken in ten years to bring some sanity and 
order into county finances in California, and it is therefore of 
immense importance to the tax-paying public. It would be ex- 
tremely unfortunate should 
this excellent law be sus- 
pended by referendum pro- 
ceedings. No harm can pos- 
sibly result from the law, 
while its operation would re- 
sult in widespread economy 
throughout the State. 

The Kaiser. 

The Kaiser's form of gov- 
ernment was struck by the pre- 
vailing storm that all autocra- 
cies in Europe are now bend- 
ing under. Big as he is at 
the head of the great and rul- 
ing State of Prussia, the time 
is come when he perforce must 
yield to the demands of the 
people and grant them the 
power to hold the Chancellor 
responsible for his_ own acts. 
The governing coat of the 
Kaiser must be cut to the form 
of those now used by the King 
of England, King of Italy, 
King of Greece and all other 
petty kings that are permitted 
to rule by the will of their re- 
spective peoples. Twenty 
centuries of ruling throughout 
Europe by sovereigns has nat- 
urally made that kind of gov- 
ernment a habit. The fall of 
the Bastille in France was the 
first modern blow by the peo- 
ple to disturb the crowns of 
Europe, and the crowns have 

been growing frailer in power ever since. The present war has 
rattled them badly, and the Kaiser will do well if he escapes 
from the present storm with vestiges of the royal raiment of the 
Hohenzollern family. He and his junkers can hardly escape 
from yielding to the people certain rights in the government 
which they demand. Under the present Kaiser's headstrong 
and absolute rule, Dr. Michaelis will be only a puppet in hand 
to assume the responsibilities that William does not care to 
shoulder as he did with Von Bethmann-Hollweg. Such action 
is only postponing the day of reckoning, and furnishing time 
for the better organization of the people to prepare and fortify 
their plans for better self-government. The handwriting is on 
the wall, and the Kaiser, backed by centuries of absolute rule 
of the House of Hohenzollern, must face the issue and learn 
that the knell of Autocracy was sounded at the Marne and Ver- 
dun, and that the era of Democracy is here to lead the peoples 
of the world into a new Light. 

The irrepressible jitney continues to 
Speeding Up be an open mark of impeccable in- 

Local Traffic. quiry. The State Railroad Commis- 

sion will start a searching investi- 
gation into the rates, rules and regulations of the jitney and 
auto truck lines subject to its legislation en banc in Los An- 
geles, July 25th. A following clearance hearing will be field in 
San Francisco August 8th. The purpose is to gather informa- 
tion and suggestions from the auto 'bus men themselves, as well 
as from men interested in the investment, so that proper rules 
may be formulated for the operation of these carriers. In their 
present activities the jitneys and auto trucks have shown that 
in certain lines of transportation they fill a public want, and it 
is from this view point that the commission is acting. The 
proposed rules will cover such matters as quality of service, 
time schedules, filing of bonds, insurance and the like. As this 
investigation is State wide, every jitney 'bus and auto truck 
line is subject to inquiry, and must answer to the Railroad Com- 
mission's order to appear and proffer the required statement. 
It is time that all dubious points be settled regarding the jitney, 

auto truck and its brother con- 
veyors, for their many duties 
and energies are increasing 
with the months. The world 
of business and social diver- 
sion has reached a develop- 
ment wherein time is a grow- 
ing factor in our daily life ; all 
activities are being speeded 
up, and in no line of endeavor 
is this being better expressed 
than in transportation. 

Food vs. Wages. 

The question of providing 
cheaper food for employees is 
interesting managers of indus- 
tries as never before, as the 
point hinges so intimately on 
the question of wages, the 
marrowbone of industry and 
of life. It has been driven 
home to the employers in the 
last few years, and especially 
since the war created such ex- 
traordinary advances, that an 
increase of wages is easily 
nullified by an advance of liv- 
ing costs, and it is apparent 
that the costs of many food- 
stuffs to the consumer is out of 
all proportion to what the pro- 
ducer receives for them. In 
the case of the perishable pro- 
ducts, such as fruits and vege- 
tables, the actual waste by de- 
cay and condemnation, and be- 
cause of glutted markets, is a 
all compare, a situation that 
Such result is, of 



— Darling in Chicago Equating Post 

disgrace and a folly beyond 
makes us look almost irrational as a people 
course, unnecessary, and occurs only because the problem of 
distribution has never been attacked by us in comprehensive 
fashion. This distribution is still an unorganized business, in 
about the same state it was fifty years ago, except that as the 
volume became greater the confusion, waste and expense in- 
creased. Every day thousands of tons of shipped foodstuffs 
are even now condemned by inspectors on account of improper 
packing. Proper distribution of foodstuffs is only one of a 
number that this country has egregiously overlooked. It is a 
big problem, that with others of like character, will be ironed 
out by the mighty influence of the present war, a stunning blow 
that has awakened the nations of the world into better appre- 
ciating some of the vital necessities that have for many de- 
cades been overlooked in individual scramble and selfish pur- 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Lax method in authority is again coddling the I. W. W. 

into venturesome acts of lawlessness throughout the West. 
There is more than suspicion that they are being financed and 
abetted by certain German agencies. The leaders apparently aim 
at the destruction of the producing industries in this section, 
and are inspired by the teachings of anarchists — a wide-spread 
conspiracy, a touch of which was evidenced during the taking 
of testimony in the Mooney dynamiting case, this week. For 
several years past this annual destructive visit of the I. W. W. 
has borne particularly heavy on California and the adjacent 
States. To those familiar with the methods, tactics and aims 
of the I. W. W., and the avowed purpose of its leaders, it is 
perfectly apparent that there is no great need of pro-German in- 
fluence to induce even the present measures of warfare upon or- 
ganized industry in this country. The utter disregard of all or- 
ganized government, the evident dislike of all things American, 
the defiance of the law, and the contempt shown for the 
agencies chosen to enforce it, have in the past been a sufficient 
incentive for the commission of offenses which have outlawed 
the members of that organization, collectively and individually. 
Offenses which in the past have fallen within the category of 
misdemeanors now assume the perilous dignity of treason. The 
enemies of individual capitalists and individual wage earners 
have become the enemies of the nation itself. 

The forty cent hair-cut clawed its way into the arena 

cf the high cost of living, this week, amid the huzzas and jubi- 
lations of the enthusiastic barbers' union. Every healthy hair 
mattress shrunk with pain at the announcement, for the raise 
forebodes the fifty cent hair-clip. In fact, the fifty cent hair- 
clip was proposed, but there was no Caesar among the job lot 
with nerve to put that sum over. Meanwhile, the fifty cent hair- 
cut is being groomed for an early appearance. Uncle Sam may 
roar himself hoarse these days imploring the men of the nation 
to raise more crops, but he'll roar in vain to the hair-headed 
man to raise his usual bi-quarterly scalp crop. A bald-headed 
man with a half hundred spears of hair rimming the back of 
his neck becomes recklessly jaundiced when forced to pay 
forty cents for a hair-hunt while a bewhiskered Bluebeard in 
the next chair, with four pounds of luxurious brush decorating 
the south end of his mug, escapes from the pillaging barber 
with a twenty-cent usufruct. Is this Justice? A bas! with 
these rapacious rascals disguised as barbers. 

Congress is hot-foot after slackers, be they from any 

of the friendly nations represented in the war against the cen- 
tral powers, and all of them will shortly be netted in a new law 
which Congress is now preparing. Those that claim exemption 
through treaty rights will be forced to quit this country on a 
ninety days' warning, or suffer deportation. This, of course, 
means they will be driven into the military net of their mother 
country, and a good riddance, as fellows of this kidney are the 
ones that are here only to exploit this country for cash returns. 
The day is come when aliens here must put their shoulder to 
the wheel in observance of their loyalty to this country, as well 
as for a guarantee of their faith. These foreigners, "who shoul- 
der Americans off their own door step," as Kipling expresess 
their method, should be made to mark up to the loyalty re- 
quired for American citizenship, or return to their home coun- 
try. The day is past wherein a number of European and Asiatic 
governments used this country as a dumping ground for their 

The enterprising and resourceful Germans on the war 

front have discovered a new and profitable field in robbing the 
vaults of banking institutions of captured towns. Correspond- 
ents at the front have Jiitherto described their methods of hold- 
ing up the leading wealthy citizens of a captured town and forc- 
ing from them "loans" to be repaid after the war is over. This 
week's dispatches from Geneva narrate in effect how the Ger- 
man military there forced the safes of all the banks in San 
Quentin and stole all the money, notes and everything else rep- 
resenting credits, even to private account books, all of which 
were sent to Germany. These are the vandal acts that make 
Germany anathema just now with the neutral nations of the 

^^^fc> i^a *^cJL • 

Principes D'Equitation 

By Captain J. Dilhan 
Number 6 

Exercise No. 1 

Forward Flexion. — Grip your horse as hard as you can with 
the legs, dropping the arms in front of your body on each side 
of the neck of the horse without touching it. Put your head 
down as though to bury your chin in your chest, then bend the 
body and let it go down until you touch the neck of the horse 
with the left or right shoulder, according as you choose to de- 
scend, close to the pommel of the saddle, but not permitting the 
feet to go backward. During this exercise it is essential that 
you keep absolute control of the body to enable you to come up 
at will without the help of the hands, proceeding as slowly as 

Backward Flexion.— Grip your horse well with the legs ; cross 
the arms on the chest; put the head as far back as you can, and 
lean back slowly until the head touches the back of the horse; 
the loins, being kept as far up as possible, must not come in 
contact with the horse, nor must the feet move forward. Come 
up slowly, keeping the head well back until the body is again 
in an unright position. 

Exercise 2. 

Patting the horse forward. — Rise slightly on the knees to 
avoid throwing your weight on the groins. Begin patting the 
horse at the base of the neck, and continue patting him forward 
until you reach his ears, using the right and left hand alter- 
nately, and then both at the same time. In patting the head of 
a horse never go directly to his ears, as many horses object to 
this, but will not resent it if the approach to the ears is gradual. 
The legs from the knee down should be allowed to move as 
little as possible during this exercise. 

To pat the horse backward, press hard with the legs and turn 
the body either to the right or left; pat the horse with either 
hand, beginning at the back of the saddle, and continuing until 
you reach the tail; keep the head turned with chin raised so 
that you can always see your hand over your shoulder. The 
hand must be kept moving constantly and never used as a sup- 
port. The feet must be held firmly in position, and not permitted 
to move forward. This exercise should be practiced alternately 
with the left and right hand, the body turning in the direction of 
the hand used in patting; it may also be practiced with both 
hands at the same time. 

To pat the right front leg of the horse, bend the body for- 
ward and to the right, maintaining your balance by pressing 
with the left leg against the flank of the horse. Patting lower 
and lower as the right hand goes gradually down with the body, 
it is easily possible to touch the knee of the horse. To pat the 
left front leg proceed in the same manner. 

Exercise 3. 

Looking at the feet of the horse and at the tail over the 
shoulder. — Looking successively at the four feet of the horse 
while he is traveling at the different gaits develops simultane- 
ously the grip and the balance. The exercise requires a tight 
grip with the legs, and the torsion given to the loins in the en- 
deavor to see the hind feet may cause a pain during the first 
attempts, but it will not be long before it can be done easily at 
the trot and the gallop, and with and without stirrups. When 
this is accomplished, you may begin to claim to have a seat. 

To see the tail of the horse over the shoulder, keep the body 
straight, and throw the head first backward, then to the right 
and left and look at the tail, first in moving the shoulders and 
then without disturbing them. 

"What is meant by below par?" 

guess." — Lampoon. 

'Working for dad, I 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Burlingame Audits Menus. 

Some idea of the intelligent and patriotic way that women are 
attacking the war problems may be gleaned from the fact that 
a group of Burlingame women decided to call in an expert to 
audit their menus and put them on the right track. 

I am in honor bound not to disclose the names of the little 
group who decided to call in an umpire to audit their friendly 
argument. So much unauthentic and ridiculous propaganda has 
been put out, so many wild demands have been made for cut- 
ting down this, that, or the other article of food that few 
household managers can see the light, and the way to the pan- 
try is through a foggy zone clouded with contradictory state- 
ments. Therefore the action taken by the aforementioned 
group of society leaders. One of them, who told me about it, 
said that they all brought typical menus used in the household, 
and the expert criticised them from the standpoint of war econ- 
omy and household efficiency. 

This is the resume of the criticism. It is not necessary to cut 
down on the number of courses, provided the materials used do 
not make an inroad on war rations. Too many people are cut- 
ting down on the number of courses, and thereby not in the 
least limiting wheat bread and meat. Perishable things which 
cannot be shipped should be used in much greater quantity. 
The French method of serving vegetables as a separate course 
was suggested to this group, and they are going to adopt it. 

According to this expert, it is impossible to make palatable 
corn, bran and other war breads without using some wheat flour, 
and it is not necessary to attempt it. This Burlingame group 
has adopted the plan of serving for breakfast and luncheon 
breads made with the minimum of white flour. It will be inter- 
esting to note how many others will follow in their wake. 

© © © 
Food Fests of To-day. 

Apropos of the food question, but in nowise related to war, 
one is every day impressed with the sensible standards im- 
posed by the smart set. The best dietary and medical advice 
is, of course, open to these people, and gradually there has come 
about a reform in the matter of eating which should make for 
the strengthening of this generation. Compare the menus of 
to-day, for example, served at smart functions, with those of 
other years. If a ball lasts until the morning hours and a sec- 
ond collation is served, it is one correlated to the hour of the 
day. Instead of ices and salads and rich entrees, ham and eggs, 
sausages, waffles, honey, hot biscuits and coffee regale the 

Reform has likewise spread its ministering wings over child- 
ren's parties. No longer does the wise mother send her offspring 
with fear and trembling to the birthday parties of his peers. She 
knows that equally wise mothers have abandoned the feasts 
that used to lay such a heavy penalty on the little folk. The 
feast is spread at an hour which does not interfere with the 
regular regime, and the food is that down on the list of any well- 
balanced ration for the little ones. 

© © © 
Mrs. George Cameron Entertains Teeny-Weeney Set. 

For example, Mrs. George Cameron gave a party the other 
day for her niece, Miss Nancy Tobin, a little tot, who was 
celebrating her fourth birthday. The children came at 3, re- 
freshments were served at 5, and consisted of soup, chicken, 
puree of vegetables, ice cream and cake, a gala supper for the 
little ones, who romped on the lawn after supper and could be 
tucked into their own little beds at the usual hour without any 
fear of "spoiled tummies." 

Compare this sensible proceeding with the old-fashioned 
way of regaling kiddies in the middle of the afternoon with 
messy sweets, making it impossible for them to eat any supper, 
and putting a premium on spoiled dispositions as well as spoiled 
digestions the next day. 

Miss Meiere's Engagement. 

The engagement of Miss Lloyd Meiere and Wilder L. Bow- 
ers, which was announced by the bride-elect at an informal tea 
at the Palace Hotel the other day, does not come as a surprise 
to those who have seen Cupid riding postillion to these young 

The romance is cut out of the fashionable military cloth, for 
the young man has just received his lieutenant's commission in 
the army, and as his future movements are uncertain, the wed- 
ding will take place some time early in August. At present, the 
plan is to have it at the Meiere country place at Los Altos. How- 
ever, the exigencies of hurried arrangements may demand that 
the ceremony be performed in town. The Meieres have such 
a host of friends that it will be impossible to restrain the pre- 
nuptial festivities which they are all planning for the engaged 
couple, and the little time elapsing before the ceremony will 
have to be stretched to capacity to permit the young people to 
accept all the hospitality which is proffered them. 

As young Bowers is the first of the local members of the 
present Officers' Reserve camp at the Presidio to get his com- 
mission from Hymen, his fellow officers are naturally much in- 
terested in the engagement announcement, and rumor has it that 
several other young chaps out there hope that the society girls 
to whom they have been paying their devoirs will follow suit, 
and that rush military weddings will become the mode. 

© © © 
Miss Esther Denny a Focus for the Matchmakers. 

The appraising matchmakers are keeping an eye on Miss 
Esther Denny, and are wondering whether the young man, who 
is spending all his spare time in her wake, will prevail upon her 
to accompany him to the altar. Miss Denny is visiting Miss 
Anna Peters, and like that beautiful young woman, is giving 
much of her spare time to war service. Miss Peters has so suc- 
cessfully mystified the matchmakers that one would think that 
they would have given up casting her matrimonial horoscope 
several seasons ago; but instead, she is such a fascinating per- 
son to reckon with that they go right on making false deduc- 
tions from the course which the star of her destiny travels. 

© © © 
Count D'Ursel Compliments Mrs. Vincent. 

Mrs. Arthur Rose Vincent has been pronounced the most 
beautiful young matron in these parts by no less a person than 
Lieutenant Count D'Ursel, who is with the Belgian Commission. 
The young Count trained an eye — more accustomed in the last 
three years to measuring the distances of bullets than measuring 
the beauty of women — upon the lovely femininity that passed 
his way on his recent trip to this city, and it was not until young 
Mrs. Vincent crossed his path that he became eloquent. So 
impressed was he with the fresh young loveliness of this charm- 
ing matron that he inquired about her identity, and as Mrs. Vin- 
cent went her unsuspecting way, the count paid her an eloquent 
tribute that, in turn, was passed on to me by the interested au- 
ditor upon whose sympathetic ears the encomiums fell. 

© © © 
Society to Study Russian? 

Mrs. Fred Hussey, Mrs. Tom Driscoll, Mrs. Sam Hopkins 
and a number of other young matrons whose husbands have en- 
listed and are hoping to be sent to the front, are taking a re- 
newed interest in the study of languages in the hope that if 
their husbands are sent over, they will be able to get over them- 
selves before the war is over. 

Mrs. Hussey, who is a Vassar graduate, is talking of studying 
Russian, which would be a real linguistic accomplishment. Like 
all the young women in her set, she has had French from the 
nursery days through college, but Russian is not yet a parlor 
trick. Mrs. Hussey, like her sister, Mrs. Walter Hobart, spends 
much of her time at the Dean ranch in Nevada, and plans to 
spend even more of her time in the saddle on this stock ranch 
if her husband is ordered to the front. 
© © © 

Mrs. Requa Entertains in Oakland. 

Society chronicles these days naturally reflect much of the 
military spirit, and most of the large affairs, in fact, are 
planned for the Officers Reserve camp, few other gatherings of 
any size spreading themselves on the summer horizon. Mrs. 
Mark Requa was the hostess last week-end, and like the affair 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

given the week before at the George Pope home, gave the men 
from other States not only an idea of hospitality in these parts, 
but a picture of the beauty of our country homes. The flowers 
have never decorated the landscape in more spendthrift fashion 
than this year, and the chatelaines of country homes are taking 
precedence over the city hostesses in order that the men may 
have an opportunity to enjoy them before the season of bloom 
is over. 

Registrations at the Plaza. 

Among the guests registered, this week, at the ideally located 
Plaza Hotel, facing Union Square, are : A. W. Burlingame, Sut- 
ton, Neb.; Mrs. C. A. Miller and L. Harmon, Reno, Nev.; Jen- 
nie C. Canfield, Minneapolis; N. B. Stone, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. 
John Booksen, Mrs. L. E. Jallhorn, Lizzie Guerraz, San Jose; 
R. H. Lester, Fort Worth; E. W. Hazen, Los Angeles; Mrs. V. 
L. Knox, Miss Knox, Sacramento; Mrs. Jessie Cruikshank, New 
York; Mrs. H. B. W. Wintringham, Petaluma; E. L. Tiffany 
and wife, Taft, Cala.; Albert Ball, Placerville; Mr. and Mrs. E. 
C. Klinker, Nevada City; J. H. White, Snelling; Mrs. R. C. 
Starnes, Mrs. H. K. Starnes, Holtville, Cala.; Mrs. D. H. Gall 
and John Gall, J'r., Stockton; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wiley, Grove- 
land; Mrs. J. M. Johnson, Chicago; George D. Russell, Mrs. 
George D. Russell, Miss Isabel Russell, Hilo, Hawaii; Helen 
M. Stocking, Leonard Stocking, San Francisco ; W. H. Minford 
and wife, Seoul, Korea; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sawyer, Los An- 
geles; Mrs. J. McCoy Williams, Colorado; W. F. Mordhoff, Jr., 
and wife, Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. G. Hammon, San Fran- 

A delightful ovation greeted Mrs. Richards last Friday after- 
noon at her Hotel St. Francis School on her return from her 
vacation. She was the recipient of several baskets and bou- 
quets of beautiful flowers, and a specially prepared program of 
rhythms and folk dances was given in the Tea Room. 

Mt. Diablo Summer School was opened July 2d under the 
Richards' System Management, with Miss Helen Perkes, for- 
merly of Mrs. Richards' Oakland School, in charge. New 
pupils are being enrolled for the Fall term in both the Hotel 
St. Francis and Hotel Oakland Schools; the Oakland School 
will be incorporated at an early date. 

© © © 
Oakland's elite is preparing a brilliant military ball to be 
held at Hotel Oakland, Friday night, August the tenth, in aid 
of the California Chapter of the American Hospital in Paris, 
and in honor of the men of the R. O. T. C. at the Presidio, who 
leave so soon for the cantonments and active service at the 
front Among those who are devoting themselves to Dr. Blake's 
plea for urgent supplies needed by the wounded French sol- 
diers are the women of the California Chapter. Following are 
some of the members who are actively contributing time and 
energy to the cause : Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, Mrs. Mark Requa, 
Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor, Mrs. Williard Williamson, Mrs. 
William Cavalier, Miss Ethel Moore, Mrs. Dudley Dexter, Mrs. 
William Magee, Mrs. Edson Adams, Mrs. Wallace Alexander, 
Mrs. Isaac Requa, Mrs. Charles Butters, Mrs. Frank Havens, 
Mrs. Edson F. Adams, Mrs. William de Fremery, Mrs. James 
Moffitt, Jr., Mrs. Allen Chickering, Mrs. James Carleston, Miss 
Matilda Brown, Mrs. Wickham Havens. 

"Fall of the Bastille" at the Cliff House. 

The "Fall of the Bastille" was the occasion for a most enjoy- 
able evening at the Cliff House. The Garden Room was deco- 
rated with French and American flags, and on each table a tree 
of red, white and blue blossoms gave a patriotic touch. The en- 
trance hall was massed with gayly colored flowers reminiscent 
of the days of the French Court at the time of the Revolution. 
The musicians wore the garb of the Revolutionists, and French 
airs forced the more modern fox trot tunes into the background. 
Mrs. Douglas Crane discovered a young Italian, Rodolfo Gug- 
limio, who in between business hours devotes his time to dan- 
cing, which he does exceedingly well. They presented three 
dances, a tango, a military fox trot and a very pretty version of 
the old-fashioned waltz, all three dances being done in appro- 
priate costumes. Amongst those giving parties were Mr. and 
Mrs! Mark Gerstle, Mrs. George Bauer, Mr. Frederick Kohl, who 
had with him Col. and Mrs. McKittrick, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ester- 
brook, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian 
Splivalo, who had with them Mr. Gay Lombard, Mr. Dwight 
Leeper, and Dr. and Mrs. Alanson Weeks. 
© © © 

Guests at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

A number of residents of this city are now visiting Los An- 
geles, and among those who are registered at the Hotel Clark 
in that city include : E. J. Hammond, E. C. Labardie, G. Brand- 
rand, Mrs. W. N. Ralph, Miss M. Ralph, G. D. Shadle, Mr. and 
Mrs. A. West, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Robinson, O. Hoffman and 
family, H. A. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunt, Roy S. Avery. T. 
Setrakian, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. 
Hoffman, Mrs J. Epstein, Miss C. Swieral, Mrs. Tebbe and 
children, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Wilson, W. W. Saint, Miss A. 
Trumble, I. Escammillo, Mrs. M. M. Kinsey, Mrs. C. F. Reddick, 
D. W. Day, M. Bowers, Mrs. Williams, Miss P. E. Arthur, G. 
B. Deon, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Whittaker, W. W. Fish, R. G. 
Holabird, A. N. Johns, W. B. Reynolds, E. L. King. J. E. Perry. 
J. J. Rea, T. J. Van Ness, J. Whitmire, B. A. Coates, M S. Hate 
and family, W. H. Blackburn, H. H. Clar, Mr. and Mrs. R. Rich, 
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Spear, A. Wheaton, J. A. Merrick, G. W. 
Palmiter, Mrs. Blumenthal, and Mrs. Addine Bury Reedy. Also 
the following from Oakland : L. J. Masson and Mrs. Clara Wool- 
ner; and the following from Berkeley: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mc- 

Cleer and Mrs. H. Lynch. 

•? * 

Mrs. Richards' Private Schools Open. 

Last Thursday afternoon, about forty pupils of the Mrs. Rich- 
ards' Hotel St. Francis Piivate School assisted in the exercises 
at the reception given to the Belgian Legation at the City Hall. 

Coryn Tells Significance of Russia in War. — Sidney Coryn's 
Friday morning lectures at the Paul Elder Gallery are attract- 
ing an ever-increasing attendance of those who find newspaper 
reports of the war a confused mass of names and statistics. 
Mr. Coryn has the faculty of seeing straight to the point, and his 
interpretations of events in the world conflict, as well as his 
predictions of what is going to happen, are usually correct. 
These lectures on "The Progress of the War" are given every 
Friday morning at 10:45 and again at 12:15 o'clock. 


This Friday, July 20th, is the sixty-first anniversary of the 
founding of the San Francisco News Letter, the earliest sur- 
viving paper established in San Francisco, and naturally the 
oldest surviving periodical on the Pacific Coast. It was born 
July 20, 1856, during the great gold placer mining period. At 
that time the carriage of mail matter was very high, and the 
elder Marriott, founder of The News Letter, conceived the idea 
of publishing a paper the size of a sheet of writing paper nine 
inches by twelve inches, with printed condensed news on the 
first two pages, while the other two pages were left blank for 
the purchaser to write any special or personal news he desired. 
The mail carried overland by pony express to St. Louis charged 
$5 per ounce, and The News Letter accordingly made a great 
hit with the San Francisco public. Fred Marriott, Sr., estab- 
lished a number of prominent papers in his day; among the 
number still surviving is the present Illustrated London News. 
George Augustus Sala was associated with him in this enter- 
prise. Later Mr. Marriott sold out his interest for $2,500, and 
joined the East India Company in Calcutta. He arrived here 
from Asia in 1850, and after a round of exciting and adventur- 
ous experiences in gold rushes, he returned to publication work 
six years later. His son, the present Fred Marriott, Sr., as- 
sumed the management of the several publications on the death 
of his father in December, 1884. There is a grandson, Fred A. 
Marriott, Jr., now a major in the U. S. Army now being or- 

For a continuance of that Natty and Neat appearance 

which characterizes the 20th Century Individual, call at the 
Tampoline Beauty Parlor. Mrs. Darling will teach you how 
to care for your hair in a simple manner; also give you an idea 
as to how the permanent waving will add to your appearance, 
nd she can give a Tampoline shampoo in perfect comfort. Mrs. 
Margaret Darling, No. 166 Geary street. Room 122, 12th floor. 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Gertrude Atherton's Present War Work 

For over a year our distinguished fellow countrywoman, Ger- 
trude Atherton, has had no dealings with fiction, her habitual 
"metier," but has occupied her time with the terrible realities of 
war. "I must raise $5,000 a month or my "blesses" (wounded) 
will die." She is the chairman of the American Committee of 
the society known as Le Bien-Etre du Blesse, which aims to pro- 
vide the delicacies needed for the sick to woo them back to 
health. But the literary touch does not forsake her; indeed, it 
becomes a hindrance, as she says she has recently been told : 

"John Moffat tells me that my last article to The Times in 
behalf of Le Bien-Etre du Blesse was too much in the nature 
of an interesting article, and that I was so much occupied in stat- 
ing all that we had accomplished so far and in entertaining the 
reader that my appeal for funds was completely swamped. 

"It is true, alas! that writers, like any other artists, are always 
too prone to be occupied with their manner, and the picturesque 
matter this manner may be engaged in embellishing, to be as 
effective as the crafty professional charity-fund raiser, whom 
long practice has taught every sure method of coaxing money 
out of reluctant pockets. I noticed the same fault in Edith 
Wharton's appeal in behalf of her tubercular work. The article 
was so interesting that one quite overlooked its appeal and had 
a pleasant sensation of content that she had done so well. As 
any one connected with war-relief work knows, her need is great 
and pressing." 

So is Mrs. Atherton's. The new terrific fighting on the West- 
ern front makes "the wounding three times as great as the kill- 
ing." The facts are given in a letter she received from Mme. 
d'Andigne, who says : 

"There are two enormous new evacuation hospitals opened in 
Champagne and three or four people come in a day asking us to 
send supplies there. The 'camions' (trucks) come up to the 'ba- 
raque' (warehouse) and simply beg for food ... I am so 
rushed that I can hardly think. A certain number of people are 
very faithful about helping, but no one person seems able to 
take charge of any one department. I have to keep everything 
in my head, and it makes it turn. (I never thought my head 
would turn!) But if some of the suffering is relieved what dif- 
ference does it make ? As I said in my last, cable every week 
three-fourths of the money collected and send one-fourth in 
foodstuffs, particularly just now condensed milk, cocoa, prunes 
and sugar. A poor soldier wrote me from a hospital: 'Dear 
lady, the cocoa was so good. I had not tasted any for so long, 
and those biscuits and soups — la! la! I was so hungry and ill 
and now I am better.' Another letter was an attempt from an 
Arab, poor thing! I could only distinguish the word 'co-co.' . . 

"(In P. S.) — People clamoring for supplies all morning. Ten 
thousand just brought into hospitals greatly in need. Please 
make new appeal." 

"If out of the many thousand readers of The Times 1,000 
would send me $5 each, or 5,000 would send me $1, Munroe & 
Co. could cable $4,000 to Paris on Saturday and I could place 
an order with the Vacation War-Relief for $1,000 worth of the 
immediately desired articles. Last week, alas! I could cable 
nothing, and I have been so successful hitherto in raising money 
that it is now well known in France, and no one over there gives 
any more ! I have long since passed that point where I have any 
pride in the matter, but its substitute is a haunting vision of 
what the conditions in those terrible war-zone hospitals would 
be if I no longer could raise the money to help Mme. d'Andigne 
supply them; and not only the physical calamity but the grim 
and silent despair of those wounded men. Now we keep up 
their morale, as well as restore their vitality. 

"Many rich people have refused my personal appeals (and 
if anybody thinks begging is pleasant let him try it) on the 
ground that they are already pledged to certain war-charities 
and can afford no more. The truth is they are ashamed to give 
small sums. Cannot they donate $5 through one of their em- 
ployees? And $5 keeps a man during his entire term in hos- 
pital, and means either a life saved or a short term of hope and 

"All donations should be addressed to our treasurers, the 
bankers, John Munroe & Co., 360 Madison Avenue (eighth 
floor). Please do not omit these specific directions, as the 
National Allied Relief Committee has moved, and all checks 

must be entered there upon our books before being sent on to 
Munroe & Co. at their banking house, 30 Pine Street. This is 
done by special messenger every afternoon. All checks should 
be made out as follows: 'To John Munroe & Co., for Le Bien- 
Etre du Blesse.' " 


Arthur Brisbane, for a long time the chief editorial writer for 
Mr. Hearst's syndicate of daily newspapers, and whose salary 
is said to have been the largest ever paid a journalist in the 
United States, has bought the Washington Times from Frank 
A. Munsey, and will, it is supposed, edit it from the national 
capital. Whether or not Mr. Brisbane is withdrawing from em- 
ployment by Mr. Hearst remains to be seen. His income as 
an editor has been such that he has had a surplus to invest in 
New York realty, and such fortune as he now has has come 
mainly from dealings in New York property. Mr. Brisbane's 
forte, as an editorial writer, has been in his success in writing 
ir. an elementary way for the masses, about common, every-day 
aspects of life, rather than as a guide to the thinking of the "in- 
tellectuals." His father, Albert Brisbane, like his friend, Hor- 
ace Greeley, was a disciple of Fourier; and was one of the more 
interesting members of the group of communists in the United 
States who flourished during the years of the last century. The 
boy had an eclectic education in the United States and in Eu- 
rope. He began his journalistic career as a reporter on the New 
York Sun in 1882, and from then until in 1897, when he joined 
the staff of the New York Evening Journal, he was stationed 
much of the time in London, representing first the Sun, and later 
the New York World. Of the latter he was managing editor 
for seven years. 

* * * 

Frank A. Vanderlip, who is to be chairman of the emergency 
division of the Resource Mobilization Bureau of New York 
State, just named by Governor Whitman, is a product of the 
Middle West, who has risen to great power in the financial cen- 
ter of the United States. Educated at the University of Illi- 
nois and at Chicago University, where he specialized in eco- 
nomics, finance and history, and with considerable journalistic 
experience as a writer on finance for leading Chicago papers, 
he was brought to Washington and the Treasury Department in 
1897, to act as private secretary to the then Secretary of the 
Treasury, Lyman J. Gage. Speedily promoted to be Assistant 
Secretary, Mr. Vanderlip served the Nation until 1901, when he 
accepted a call to New York City, to become a vice-president 
of the National City Bank, with important duties. In 1910 he 
was made president of this institution, with its huge resources, 
and since that time he has been a major figure in national finance 
— attending strictly to business, however. He has served on im- 
portant national and international commissions created to solve 
problems of banking and trade ; he has written voluminously for 
technical and popular periodicals, on phases of finance which he 
has deemed it best for Congress and for the people to keep in 
mind. He never has ceased to be a student, or to go at his 
problems with the method of research taught him in the uni- 
versities; and at the same time he has shown unusual ability 
in making the bank which he controls gain in popular esteem 
as a progressive and tolerably disinterested corporation. 

The management of the Techau Tavern is untiring in its 

efforts to please its many friends and patrons. At the Tavern 
one not only finds the best menus and the best entertainment, 
but also the best people of San Francisco enjoying them. Every 
minute spent at the Tavern is one of infinite delight, and many 
of our business men and business women consider a daily visit 
to the Tavern as something indispensable to their happiness and 
welfare. Sunday nights at the Tavern are special occasions, and 
a continuous vocal and instrumental entertainment with artists 
of the superior attainment is a charming feature. The after- 
noons find the Perfume favors still the vogue, and those who 
are so fortunate as to receive the Art boxes, containing as they 
do the Le Lilas de Rigaud perfume, Le Lilas de Rigaud face 
powder, and Le Lilas de Rigaud sachet, are delighted. 

"I don't object to your marrying that young representa- 
tive, Emily, but I'm afraid he doesn't stand very high in the 
political world." "Oh, yes, he does, mother. He's already 
been investigated by five committees." — Froth. 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

Alcazar Scores Another Success. 

"Hit-the-Trail Holliday" has hit the Alcazar, personally 
conducted thereto by Mr. William Boyd, the new leading man. 
"Hit-the-Trail-Holliday" has likewise hit the audience in the 
right spot, so the atmosphere around the Alcazar has the glori- 
fied tang of success. 

This George M. Cohan comedy has been here before at the 
inflated price necessary for the transportation of a New York 
success to the West. Without undue partisan loyalty it might 
be said that the modest priced production at the Alcazar com- 
pares favorably with the road company which presented the 
play some time ago. 

George M. Cohan is in 
step with his generation — 
which accounts for the num- 
ber of times he rings the 
bell of success. Cohan 
knows the exact moment 
when an idea is ready for 
public use, and the particu- 
lar make of speedometer 
which must be put on it to 
make the public like the 
vehicle. A less observing 
playwright, for example, 
might have gone right on 
joshing the prohibition 
movement in the stereo- 
typed manner of other de- 
cades, and then have reg- 
istered surprise that his 
play was a failure. Cohan 
is astute enough to realize 
that the prohibition move- 
ment has reached a dignity 
and a power that puts an 
embargo on the old-fash- 
ioned lampooning of the 
idea. So he converts a bar- 
tender to the "cause," and 
sends him careening down 
the sawdust trail, making a 
million a minute, and del- 
uging the landscape with 
near-beer, calculated to 
cheer but not inebriate. 
And the hero-bartender- 
evangelist marries the min- 
ister's daughter, and the 
brewer, villain, and brew- 
ery-son receive the just de- 
serts meted out on the stage 
to disagreeable persons. 
The play, which hasn't a 
sober moment, puts a 
premium on sobriety that 
will go its rollicking way 
for many a stock season. 

The cast presents to the 
Alcazar family as leading 

Julia Arthur, the distinguished star, next week at the Orpheum. 

man William Boyd, evidently 
accepted at once as a desirable addition to the Alcazar favorites, 
for he arrived at that notch of popularity on the openinc 
which demands a few well chosen words between acts, deco- 
rated with big floral offerings. 

Lois Bolton, the new leading woman, likewise pleased the 
audience and made a fair start toward a place in the sun of the 
affections of the Alcazar standbys. 

Ethelbert Hales, Suzanne Morgan and the other members of 
the cast are happily cast. Miss Carolyn Caro, who has been 
playing this season with the amateurs in the Players' Club, has 
attained the real and regular stage via the small role of a maid, 
which she does creditably. 

Singer's Midgets Make Big Hit. 

The wonderful Singer Midgets continue to pack Pantages for 
afternoon and evening performances. Nothing like these Lilli- 
putians has ever before performed in this city to delight 
mothers and children. They vie with grown-ups in cleverness, 
spirit, dash and finished art. Their ten big acting parts make 
a complete vaudeville show; they cover everything from 
artistic singing and dancing to broncho riding and break-neck 
tumbling and vaulting, and the antics of huge elephant train- 
ing. Don't miss this show if you want your children to have 
the delight of their lives. 
Those two youthful prodigies, Master Dave Schooler 

and Louisa Dickinson, con- 
tinue their success in artis- 
tic piano playing and 
sweet singing respectively. 
Though young, they fur- 
nish a touch of finished art 
in all they do, and have 
made a decided hit. Madie 
De Long contributes some 
character work with just 
the right touch; La Rue 
and Gresham put ginger 
and joyousness into a com- 
edy sketch; Three Sym- 
phony Maids easily aviate 
the harmonies of an un- 
usual musical treat, and 
Zerth's trained dogs, adepts 
in comedy and intelligence, 
introduce a bill that will 
send you home feeling that 
you have hugely enjoyed 

* * * 

Sokoloff Scores More Suc- 
cess at Symphony Concert. 
The excellently balanced 
program of Director Soko- 
loff at the regular sym- 
phony concert at the Cort 
Theatre, last Sunday after- 
noon, registered one of the 
most successful of these 
gatherings of the season. 
The incidental feature was 
the appearance of Miss 
Myrtle Claire Donnelly, 
who created a delightful im- 
pression with her singing, 
especially in the Mozart 
songs, which she handled 
with exquisite taste and 
fane feeling. Her voice is 
pure and sympathetic, a 
store of rich promise. In 
the first group of songs she 
was accompanied by the 
orchestra under Director Sokoloff, who melded the music to 
suit the carriage of her voice; in the second group, Miss Don- 
nelly was accompanied by Mrs. J. B. Casserly. her sponsor and 
patroness, and the nuances of the singer were steadied thereby 
through closer intimacy of feeling. 

The gem of the concert was, of course, the Tschaikowsky 
Symphony No. 5, in E minor. In this number it was evident 
that Director Sokoloff was at his best and in whole-souled sym- 
pathy and appreciation of the theme. He gave it all the poetic 
treatment required in the pulsating measure. In each of the 
f our movements he divined the poetic sense of tribulation and 
patriotism, and shaded the suspended harmonies in exquite gra- 
dations through his rhythmic orchestra, working as one under 


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July 21, 1917 

his will. It was the story 
of Russia rising resurgent. 
Beethoven's overture to 
"Egmont" was likewise 
masterly handled. That 
light motif, the ballet suite 
by Lully-Motti, gave the 
necessary touch of spright- 
ly life that rounded off one 
of the best balanced pro- 
grams of this successful 


* * * 

Crackerjack Bill on Show 
at the Orpheum. 
Exuberant Trixie Fri- 
ganza dovetails her art so 
cleverly and spontaneously 
that it requires a strong 
magnifying glass to decide 
where burlesque ends and 
vaudeville beams, with the 
result that one gets a cock- 
tail of fun that starts the 
cackle of laughter in your 
throat to join the merri- 
ment ringing round the 
house. As a burlesque 
queen with vaudevillian 
tendencies to assassinate 
moodiness and melancholy 
in combination she is a 
huge success artistically 
and a lovely sylph in stage 
decoration. Out of an airy 
nothing she conjures an au- 
dience into rocking laugh- 
ter, and out of an exagger- 
ated make-up she can keep 
merriment skipping all 
about her. With her in an 
entree scene are two capi- 
tal posing dancers, Melissa 
Ten Eyck and Max Weily, 

who add a contrasting charm to her act. The screams of the 
bill are Buster Santos and Jacque Hays in what they style the 
health-hunters, easily the bulkiest and thinnest women in the 
world's circuit of freaks. Their guying of each others' physical 
proclivities rocks the 
house. And when the 
fat one appears in a 
Buster Brown suit and 
the thin one in tights 
decorated with a mid- 
rif bow, the convulsed 
audience simply sink 
back exhausted. It 
may not be art, but it 
is vaudevillianism in 
extremis, and any 
Blue Devil that stuck 
his head inside the 
door would be swept 
into limbo in the gale 
of laughter. Jacque 
Hays is clever in sev- 
eral wajys, and pos- 
sesses a voice which 
she uses in a variety 
of gymnastic trills. 
The Columbia Park 
Boys make a notable 
dent in this capital 
bill with their stir- 
ring band music, 
marching and gym- 
nastics. Clark and 
Hamilton contribute 
some exceptionally 

Beatriz Michelena, who witl play the leading role In "The Talisman" at 
a special performance given by the Players' Club of San Francisco, at the 
Greek Theatre, Berkeley. "Matsuo," .a classic Japanese play, will also 
be produced with an excellent cast. 

"The Magazine Girls," a musical comedy at Pantages next week. 

good singing, their selection 
being good. The Three 
Vagrants, foreign musi- 
cians, caught the house with 
their happily chosen selec- 
tions, and they carried off 
their respective characters 
in good shape. The "feed- 
ing" skit was "The Vacuum 
Cleaner," by the George 
Rolland Company, a bur- 
lesque funny man skit be- 
sprinkled with joshes. Or- 
ville Stamm, America's per- 
fectly built boy, illustrated 
through his poses how the 
audience could easily trans- 
form itself into an Adnois 
like himself. Incidentally 
he performed a number of 
feats that would have 

shamed Sandow. 
* * * 

Pantages. — Mile. Bianca, 
late danseuse of the New 
York Metropolitan Opera 
Company, and her own ag- 
gregation of artists, includ- 
ing M. Korsakoff and Wil- 
helmina Ragnchild, will be 
the striking attraction on 
the Pantages program for 
next week, commencing 
Sunday matinee. Mile. 
Bianca will create a genu- 
ine sensation. The act is 
one of the most richly 
mounted in vaudeville, and 
the costumes are revela- 
tions. Mile. Bianca ranks 
with Pavlowa and Gertrude 
Hoffman, and her engage- 
ment is in keeping with 
Alexander Pantages' program of bringing the biggest stars on 
his circuit to San Francisco. The bill is studded with stellar 
numbers. Ed. Reynard, famous ventriloquist, offers his latest 
production, "Before the Court." Mr. Reynard is assisted by 

Katherine McConnell, 
the Paprika Girl. Will 
Morrissey, assisted 
by Freddie Clinton, 
has an act providing 
melody and mirth. 
The Magazine Girls 
offer a breezy musical 
comedy with plenty 
of song hits and stel- 
lar lines. Dorothy 
Vaughn, the cheerful 
singer of cheerful 
songs, comes with her 
newest offerings. Al- 
berto, the dancing 
xylophonist, gives us 
something new in 
vaudeville. "The Neg- 
lected Wife," inci- 
dent eight, will fur- 
nish a most dramatic 
act in the great Pathe 

Columb'a. — For his 
tenth and final week, 
Henry Miller will 
give a revival for six 
nights and Wednes- 
day and Saturday 

July 21, 1917 

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matinees of Thomas' comedy, "Come Out of the Kitchen," 
beginning next Monday night. The play will be a fitting climax 
tc the splendid season that Henry Miller has so generously 
given San Francisco. "Come Out of the Kitchen" has played 
no less than seven weeks in San Francisco, and yet its welcome 
has not shown one bit of waning. The story of the Dainger- 
field family and the lease of their old family mansion to the 
rich young Northerner in the hopes of raising a sufficient sum 
of money to aid the elder Daingerfield, and the many experi- 
ences the Daingerfield children encounter during the term of 
tenancy of the Yankee lessee, form the basis of the plot of 
"Come Out of the Kitchen." Ruth Chatterton seems to have 
been born for the role of "Olivia Daingerfield." Bruce McRae, 
in the role of Burton Crane, which he created last season at the 
Columbia, is ideally cast. William H. Sams, Walter Connolly, 
Mrs. Charles Craig, Alice Baxter, Robert Ames, Barbara Mil- 
ton, Saxon Kling, Raymond Walburn, Frances Goodrich, and 
the other members of the company which became so popular on 
the occasion of the previous performances of the play, will again 
be seen. 

"The Boomerang," will start on a two-weeks' engagement on 
Monday, July 30th. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Julia Arthur, one of America's foremost actresses, 
and for many years a Shakespearean star, will make her first 
vaudeville performance in this city at the Orpheum. She has 
been excellently fitted with a vehicle by Roland Burke Hen- 
nessey, which is best described as a patriotic spectacle, and is 
entitled "Liberty Aflame." In it Miss Arthur represents the 
Statue of Liberty, located in New York Bay, with the huge 
skyscrapers looming up in the far gray distance. Standing on 
a high pedestal, and with the illuminated torch in her hand, 
she delivers a patriotic speech, during which there is flashed in 
illuminated form in the front panel of the pedestal "The Spirit 
of '76," Washington, Lincoln, the sinking of the Lusitania, and 
presentment of President Wilson. There is the roar of cannon, 
bugle calls, drums, etc., and Miss Arthur calls the country to 
arms in patriotic and stirring language. The magnificent, costly 
and artistic setting, the lighting effects, incidental music and 
Miss Arthur's great histrionic ability render the act the most 
successful presented since the United States declared war. 
Harry Carroll, the youthful composer who wrote "The Trail of 
the Lonesome Pine," "She is the Sunshine of Virginia," etc., 
will sing a number of his own compositions in his own inimitable 
way. Hugh Herbert, author of "The Sons of Solomon" and 
"The Sons of Abraham," will present his latest effort, "The 
Prediction," in which the role of Solomon Stein gives him an- 
other opportunity for his original talent. Supporting him are 
Blanche Douglas, Guy Dennery and Samuel Fries, a talented 
character actor. Elmer Cleve and Nan O'Connor are versatile 
and gifted entertainers. The California Boys' Band; Buster 
Santos and Jacque Hays in "The Health Hunters;" and Orville 
Stamm, America's perfectly built boy, will be included in the 
program. Trixie Friganza, who is making the biggest kind of 
a comedy hit, will introduce new songs, and her associates, Me- 
lissa Ten Eyck and Max Weily, will present new dances. 

* * * 

Local Players' Club to Appear at Greek Theatre. — In appre- 
ciation of what the Players' Club of San Francisco is doing in 
the way of giving drama lovers an opportunity to see plays un- 
suitable for the commercial stage, yet of literary merit, the 
University of California has offered the organization all money 
above the expenses of the performance to be given in the 
Greek Theatre, Saturday evening, July 21st, so that the Little 
Theatre may be enlarged and more pretentious plays be pro- 
duced next season. A new stage will be built over the garden 
in the rear, a more commodious and "legitimate" stage than 
they have at present, thus enlarging the seating capacity more 
than one-third. The University, realizing that the Little Thea- 
tres are an educational enterprise as well as a diversion, is 
greatly interested in the progress of the movement, which is 
rapidly spreading over the country. At the Greek Theatre, the 
Players' Club will present on this Saturday evening "The Talis- 
man," a new drama by Raine Bennett, and "Matsuo," a classic 
Japanese tragedy. In "The Talisman," a feature of unusual 
interest is the announcement that Beatriz Michelena, the popu- 
lar motion picture star, who will play the leading role, is to 
sing an Arabian love song by Reginald De Koven. A new and 

original dance is being prepared by Miss Vanda Hoff, the pre- 
miere danseuse of the Orpheum headline act, "The Dancing 
Girl of Delhi. "Matsuo," a classic of the Japanese language, 
was first widely written of when the Washington Square Play- 
ers produced it under the name of "Bushido," and critics pro- 
nounced it the most unusual play seen during the year in New 
York. William H. Crane, after witnessing the San Francisco 
performance of the drama at the Little Theatre, said : "I don't 
know when a performance has moved me so. I know of no 
professional company which could better sustain the dignity 
and impressiveness of this most remarkable tragedy than did 
these members of the Players' Club." William S. Rainey, 
whose unusual work has called forth enthusiastic praise from 
Mr. Crane and Margaret Anglin, will appear as "Matsuo." 

* * * 

Organ Recital at Auditorium. — San Francisco's official city 
organist, Edwin H. Lemare, will take a vacation in August, and 
during that month well-known local organists will be invited to 
preside at the Sunday afternoon recitals on the big organ in the 
Exposition Auditorium. On his return, Mr. Lemare will give 
another "all request" recital on the first Sunday in September 
to satisfy the public wish. Edwin Lemare's program for next 
Sunday, July 22d, at the Civic Auditorium, is as follows: 
Marche, "Le Prophet," Meyerbeer; Prelude, "The Deluge," 
Saint-Saens; Pastorale in E, Lemare; Scherzo in G, Bossi; "Im 
Garten," from "Rustic Symphony," Goldmark; Selections from 
"Faust," Gounod. In addition he will give as usual an im- 
provisation on a brief theme proposed by some person in the 
audience, and also extra numbers. The Auditorium doors are 
opened Sunday at 2 o'clock, and the recitals begin at 3. Admis- 
sion 10 cents. 

Kathleen Gray Nelson May Visit San Francisco. — Announce- 
ment is made that Paul Elder is endeavoring to secure for San 
Francisco a series of six lectures by Kathleen Gray Nelson of 
New York City, to be given during the latter part of September. 
Mrs. Nelson is widely traveled, and has lived in many lands; 
she has a keenness of intellect and a charm of personality that 
make her popular as a lecturer on any subject. She is, how- 
ever, recognized as the greatest authority in this country on the 
History of Woman, and it is on this subject that she will prob- 
ably lecture here. To insure Mrs. Nelson's coming, a subscrip- 
tion list will be opened on August 1st, at which time subscrip- 
tions for her September lecture course will be received by Paul 
Elder & Company. 

"What's an optimist?" "An optimist is a person who'll 

go into a restaurant without a cent in his pocket and figure on 
paying for the meal with the pearl he hopes to find in the oy- 
ster." — Illinois Siren. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 


IIaXIFY. — Mr. and Mrs. J. R, Hanify have returned from a wedding an- 
niversary trip. Every year for the last thirty-six years they have 
traveled the same trail taken on their honeymoon. 

BEAVER-VAN SICKLEN. — The betrothal of Miss Miriam Beaver to Hor- 
ace Van Sieklen has been announced. 

BROWN-McKIBBON. — The engagement of Miss Lotta Brown and Thos. 
S. McKibbon of Los Gatos has just been announced. 

CROWDER-WEBER. — Miss Anne Elizabeth Crowder has announced her 
engagement to Robert Weber. 

MANUEL- SUTHERLAND. — An engagement of interest in Oakland society 
is that of Miss Mildred Manuel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. 
Manuel, and Frank Sutherland. 

MEIERE- BOWERS. — At an informal tea given Tuesday at her home on 
Washington street, Mrs. Ernest Meiere made formal announcement 
of the engagement of her daughter, Miss Lloyd Meiere, and Wilder J. 

PRATT-CLARK. — The engagement of Miss Katherine Pratt to Lieutenant 
Robert Campbell Clark, V. S. R., has been announced. 

REIMERS-BUCK. — The engagement of Miss Lauretta Reimers to Mr. 
Harry E. Buck was announced at a party given at the home of Miss 
Elsa Sehulze of Alameda. Saturday afternoon, July 14th. 

RICHARDSON-PRATT.— The engagement of Miss Grace Richardson to 
Bradley Harold Pratt is announced. 

STILLMAN-BUTTERWORTH.— Formal announcement of the engage- 
ment of Miss Mary Stillman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Still- 
man, to Emerson McMillin Butterworth is made. 

WILCOX-SQUIRES. — Miss Claire Wilcox has announced her engagement 
to Cameron Squires. 

BACHMAX-WINTERER. — The marriage of Miss Marion Bachman and 

Horace Kenneth Winterer will take place September 14th. 
BERTHEAU-BRETT.— September 1st is set for the marriage of Miss 

Jeannette Bertheau and James Lyndon Brett. 
i;n;\Et-BRECKENFELD.-St. Clement's Chapel on Oaremont Court 

will furnish the setting for the wedding of Miss Vivian Gurney and 

Elmer A. Breckenfeld next Tuesday at high noon. 
LOVELL-HAYNE. — The date for the wedding of Miss Phyllis Lovell and 

Roger Paul Hayne has been set for Saturday, September 1st. the 

ceremony to take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lovell 

in Piedmont. 
KEDDING-HAMILTON. — Miss Katherine Redding and Mead Hamilton 

will be married on August 17th. 
ROSE-PAGGETT. — Invitations have been issued by Dr. and Mrs. Francis 

N. Rose for the marriage of their daughter. Miss Lucille Rose, to 

Harold D. Paggett. It will be solemnized Wednesday, July 25th. 
WILLIAMS-ERNEST. — Invitations have been issued for the marriage of 

Miss Bernadette Williams and John Clifford Ernest, which will be 

solemnized on July 28th at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland. 

BRESSE-HAMMON. — Miss Lucille Bresse and Glenn Hammon were mar- 
ried Saturday evening in Redwood City. 
DARDEN-BRADFORD. — Levi Taswell Darden and Mrs. Leona Lewis 

Bradford were married July 17th. 
FECHTELER-KAY. — Miss Margaret Fechteler and Lieutenant Commander 

Herbert Emory Kay, U. S. N., were married on Tuesday in Newport. 
GALBRAITH-LOEFFLER. — Of much interest is the marriage of Mrs. 

Helen Galbraith of Los Angeles and P. C. Loeffler, which took place 

last week. 
JACKSON-WALLACE. — The marriage of Miss Sarah R. Jackson of San 

Anselmo and Robert Wallace, Jr.. will be solemnized this evening at 

the home of Mrs. Olive Jackson on San Rafael avenue. 
KREBS-WILKINS. — San Francisco friends of the bride have received 

announcements of the marriage of Mrs. Abble Elvina Krehs of this 

city and James Edward Wilkins, recently of Washington, D. C. The 

marriage took place in Los Angeles, July 10th. 
MILES-ROOT. — At a quiet wedding last Saturday afternoon. Miss Lu- 
cille Miles, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I ». E. Miles, of Alameda. 

became the bride of Lieutenant D. E. Root, U. S. M. C. 
MOORE-BARNETT.— A wedding of interest took place in the South last 

week, when Miss Georgia Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. 

Moore, formerly of this city, was married to Edward Barnett of 

Los Angeles. 
OLMSTED-BROWN— Miss Helen Olmsted, daughter of Editor and Mrs. 

J. E. Olmsted of this city, and Wilson Brown 

in marriage July 12th. 
PURCELL-WAGNER.— Trinity Episcopal Church 

wedding, July 12th, of Miss Katherine Purcell, 

M. Purcell, and George Wagner. 
PUTNAM-VAN SEGLAND.— Miss Helen Putnam 

married Wednesday in San Francisco to Profe 

the Department of Chemistry in Leland Stanford 
SCHMIDT-GRAFF. — The marriage of Miss Gladys 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Schmidt, and John Robert 

the Hotel Oakland this week. 
STENGE-RITTER.— At the home of the bride on 

Adelaide Adele Stenge was married July 12th to Herschel Ritter 

WILLIS-WELCH.— The wedding of Miss Gertrude Willis of Oakland and 
Stanley Welch of Berkeley took place at the home of Mr. Willis, 937 
Sixty-second street. Oakland, Tuesday evening, July 3d. 


MINER. — Mrs. R. H. Miner entertained at luncheon Monday for Mrs. J. 
C. Drake and Mrs. M. Longstreet. 

VAN FLEET. — Miss Julia Van Fleet asked a number of the younger set 
to a luncheon at which she was hostess Wednesday afternoon at the 
Francisca Club. 

WILSON. — One of the most interesting affairs of last week on the 
Peninsula was the large luncheon at which Mrs. Russell Wilson pre- 
sided Friday. 


ANDERSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson of San Rafael invited a num- 
ber of their friends to a delightful dinner Friday evening. 

BAKER. — Mrs. George Barr Baker gave an informal dinner at her home 
in San Mateo last Saturday evening to celebrate her birthday. 

BENTLEY. — Last Saturday evening was the dinner at which Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert I. Bent ley entertained. 

BORDWELL. — Mrs. Frederick A. Bordwell and Mrs. Xavier Martinez en- 
tertained at dinner last Saturday. 

Ko.SI ILAND. — Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Koshland are planning a delightful 
dinner party at the Fairmont this evening. Later the party will 
attend the dance to be given for the men of the R. O. T. C. at the 

MARYE. — Mr. and Mrs. George T. Marye were hosts last Saturday even- 
ing at an informal dinner at their home at Burlingame, and Sunday 
at the Burlingame Club they had a dozen or so guests for luncheon. 

SHIELS. — Major J. Wilson Shlels, chief physician of the medical de- 
partment of Letterman Hospital at the Presidio, gave a dinner at the 
Bohemian Club this week, in honor of Captain Morrison C. Stayer. 

BEAVER. — A number of friends accepted the hospitality of Mr. and 

Mrs. Frederick Hope Beaver and Miss Miriam Beaver at tea Sunday 

afternoon at their home in San Rafael. 
BLOW — Miss Nina Blow, whose engagement to Cantaln William Prf- 

deaux was announced some months ago, was the inspiration for an 

enjoyable tea given Monday at the Palace Hotel by Mrs. John D. 

MASON. — Mrs. James Rupert Mason entertained at a tea on Thursday 

afternoon at her Lake street home. 

CAMERON. — A charming affair of last Saturday afternoon was the child- 
ren's party given by Mrs. George T. Cameron at her Burlingame home. 
The little guest of honor was Miss Nancy Tobin, the second daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oliver Tobin, and about two score of the 
children of Burlingame and San Mateo were asked to share with her 
the pleasure of a garden party. 

Cl'RRAN. — Homer Curran entertained Tuesday evening at a theatre 

REQTJA. — The home of Mrs. Isaac Requa in Piedmont was the scene of a 

reception for the R. O. T. C. last Saturday. 
WliRKLER. — The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler was 
the setting of Sunday's reception to the students of the Reserve Of- 
ficers' Training Camp. 

HUNT.— Mrs. William H. Hunt entertained at a bridge luncheon at her 
home in San Rafael on July 18th. 

MILLER. — Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller will give a dancing party at the 

Marin Golf and Country Club on August 4th for their daughter. Miss 

Flora Miller, who is to be a debutante this winer. 
BAKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Baker of New York arrived Sunday to 

visit at the Burlingame home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott. 
BERTHEAU. — Miss Jeannette Bertheau arrived from the East recently. 
BRUGTJIERB. — Mrs. Marion Andrews Bruguiere is in San Francist^ once 

more after an extended absence in the East. Mrs. Bruguiere and her 

young son, Pedar Bruguiere. Jr., are at the St. Francis, where they will 

remain for several weeks. 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


BOWBRS. — Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Durant Bowers have returned from 
their honeymoon, and are established for the time being at the Belle- 
vue Hotel. 

PHI LONG— Mr. and Mrs. George Be Long have returned from Lake 

KBYTE. — Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Keyte have returned from their honey- 
moon, spent at Lake Tahoe. and are at the Hotel Holly Oaks at Sau- 

PHELAN — Miss Mary Phelan returned to her town house in Washington 
street after a stay of several weeks at Senator Phelan' a country place, 
Villa Montalvo. near Saratoga. 

VAN FLEET. — Judge and Mrs. "William Carey Van Fleet and Miss Julia 
Van Fleet bave returned from Inverness, where they spent several 
weeks at their summer home. 

BANNING. — Misses Myrtle and Isabelle Banning have gone for a two 

weeks' stay at Ben Lomond. They were accompanied by Mrs. Gus 

CURRAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran went down to the Burlin- 

game Club last Thursday, where they will spend two or three weeks. 
MINTZER.— Mr. and Mrs. William Mintzer of San Rafael have left for a 

motor trip. They will go to Santa Barbara, where they will remain for 

two weeks. 
YOUNG- — Major and Mrs. Haldiman Putnam Young have gone to Boston. 


ALEXANDER. — Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and Miss Janetta Alexander 

of New York will be in California shortly, and will be guests at the 

Home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker for a part of their stay 

AVENALI. — Mr. and Mrs. Ettore Avenali passed the week-end with Mr. 

and Mrs. Timothy Hopkins at the Hopkins home at Menlo Park. 
BIGLEY. — Misses Ellie and Janie Bigley are enjoying a delightful stay of 

two weeks in Southern California, the guests of Mrs. Walter D. K.. 

Gibson, at her handsome home in Coronado. 
BISHOP. — Mr. and Mrs. James Bishop and their children are established 

at the Goleta ranch in Santa Barbara. They will remain there for 

several weeks. 
BURN. — Miss Ida Burn is entertaining her sister-in-law. Mrs. James Ellis 

Tucker, over the week-end at St. Helena. 
CAPERTON. — Mrs. William B. Caperton and her daughter. Miss Mar- 
guerite Caperton, are at Newport for the month of July. 
CAROL AN. — Mrs. James Carolan and Miss Emily Carolan, who spent last 

winter at the Clift Hotel, have gone to Lake Tahoe for the month of 

July. They will go later to Santa Barbara for the remainder of the 

CLIFTON. — Miss Grace Clifton is passing the summer with her brother 

and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Clifton, from her own home in 

Washington, D. C. 
CROCKER. — Mrs. Henry J. Crocker, the Misses Marion, Kate, Mary Julia 

Crocker and Clark Crocker are at the Crocker ranch in Cloverdale. 

The family will remain there for a fortnight's stay. 
CURTIS. — Mrs. A. R. Curtis was the house guest of the William H. Tal- 

bots at their country place near Pescadero over the week-end. 
DRAKE. — Mrs. James Calhoun Drake and Mrs. Mary Longstreet of Los 

Angeles are visiting their sister. Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner, 

who is established here for the summer at Stanford Court. 
FREY. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frey have been entertaining a house party 

at their home on the Russian River. 
GALLOIS.— Mr. and Mrs. John Gallois spent the week-end with Mr. and 

Mrs. Pierre C. Moore at their home in Belvedere, 
GIBSON. — Mrs. Charles A. Gibson is now established in her handsome nCT 

bungalow, recently completed, ;tt Saratoga. 
GRANT. —Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 1>. Grant and Miss Josephine Grant spool 

the week-end at their ranch at Hall Vail rose. 

LAYMANCE.— Mr. and Mrs. Millard J. Laymance are building an attractive 

bungalow on the large ranch they recently purchased at Woodland. 

Yolo County. 
MACONDRAY. — Miss Alexandra Marondray is enjoying B I 

IUAYNARD. — Miss SalUfl Maynanl has gone to her summer place in the 

mountains near Los Gatos. where she will sj>- 
McCARTY.— Lieutenant Van..- McCarty, i - . B. N., and his bride have re- 
turned from a honeymoon trip spent in the southern part of the State, 

and are established at Yallejo. 
MERRILL. — Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Merrill are contemplating a trip to 

MILLER.— Mr. and Mrs. C O G. Miller, their son. Albert Miller, and their 

cousin. Miss Noel Hasklns, are at the Yosemite. 
NEVILLE. — Mrs Jack Neville, who was in town for a day or two with 

her mother, Mrs. Edgar De Pue. in Sacramento street, has returned 

to Del Monte 
OTIS.— Mr. and Mrs. Jam.-s Otis, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver R Wynian and Miss 

Fred. fcre at Lake Tahoe. where they will remain until about 

August 1st. 
PENNOYER, — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pennoyer returned from their trip to 

Del Monte and Santa Barbara last Saturday, and are again at the 

Fairmont for a few d l 
PIERCE.— Mr. and m Pierce have returned from Lake 

the Fourth of July, and have gone | 

ranch In i ; spend the remainder of the summer. 

— Mr. and Mrs. Henry William Poett 01 San Mateo are enjoying 

a visit at Lake Tahoe. They will return to their home on August 1st. 

Admiral Charles F. Pond, with his wife ami daughter, is 

summering in the Yosemite. 
ROLPH.— Mrs James Rot ph. Jr.. and the Rolph children will go to their 

ranch near Santa Crui for several weak* Mayor Rolph planning to 

join them for the week-ends 

ROSSI.— Misses Marita Rossi and Isabel Jennings and Mr. and Mis. I lOUg 

las Short were week-end guests of the Misses Jean and Dorothy Ward 

at their home at Belvedere. 
SCHUSSLER.— Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sehussler and Miss Alice Sehussler 

ai'e at their country home at Inverness. 
SCOTT.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Scott are spending a few weeks at the 

home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott, at Burlingame. 
SCOTT.— Mr. and Mrs. Harry Horsley Scott have bought the Waterman 

house on Divisadero street between Jackson and Pacific avenue, and 

are having it done over and made ready for occupancy upon their re- 
turn to town about the middle of August. 
SESNON.— Mrs. William Sesnon is enjoying a stay at Soquel, a pretty 

resort near Santa Cruz. She will return to town in two weeks. 
SHARON. — Mrs. Frederick Sharon took a party of friends with her to 

spend the week-end at Menlo Park. 
SMITH. — Dr. and Mrs. John J. Smith have returned to San Francisco af- 
ter a motor trip to Brookdale, where they were guests of the latter's 

parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Van Winkle. 
STETSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Stetson were week-end guests at 

Del Monte. 
SPROULE.— "Miss Marion Sproule is being entertained in the South by 

Miss Mary Hillman, also of this city. The Hiilmans are at Long 

THORNE. — Mr. and Mrs. Julian Thorne are at the Peninsula Hotel, where 

they will live for the next few months. 
TOBIN.— Miss Alma Tobin is visiting for two weeks with friends on the 

Russian River. 


When Uncle Samuel peels his coat 

And rolls his sleeves up tight, 
You can bet your final sou-markee 

There's going to be a fight. 

He's very patient, is Uncle Sam, 

And peaceful is his notion, 
But when he gets his dander up, 

Just watch him get in motion. 

He's had some hard knocks in his time, 
Through quarrels of others' picking, 

But never lost an inch of soil, 
And never got a licking. 

The Stars and Stripes his oriflamme, 

The Eagle for his token, 
From "Seventy-six" to "Seventeen," 

His record is unbroken. 

Ten million men now at his call, 

And dollars without number, 
Your Uncle Samuel's on the job 

Awakened from his slumber. 

He has no selfish aim to gain, 

No future domination; 
A lasting world peace is his aim, 

An end to devastation. 

And when this ruthless war shall end, 

With all its tribulations, 
He'll be the first to lend a hand 

To aid the stricken nations. 

—Charles L. Tompkins. 

Two negroes were caught in a terrific thunder-storm in 

the South and took refuge in a bam, but before they could en- 
ter they were completely drenched. The thunder crashed and 
pealed between flashes of lightning and blinding dashes of rain. 
One of the darkies thought maybe a little strong language 
would ease his mind, but his companion remonstrated with him. 
"Look heah, yo' Charles Richard — yo' quit yo' cussin'. Don't 
yo' know dat Gawd's got yo' completely in his power jest now?" 
—Philadelphia Public Ledger. 



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San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Jason Watson took advantage of the open weather last 

week to paint his woodshed a light blue with red doors. — Lane 

"The doctor says he'll remove my appendix for fifteen 

hundred dollars." "Oh, George, I'd much rather have a touring 
car." — Life. 

Mr. Peck — Would you mind compelling me to move on, 

officer? I've been waiting on this corner three hours for my 
wife. — Puck. 

Mrs. Miggs — I'll learn you to tie a kettle to a cat's tail. 

The Kid — It wasn't our cat. Mrs. Miggs — No; but it was our 
kettle.— Toledo Blade. 

Briggs — Don't patronize that restaurant; they charge 10 

cents for pie. Griggs — What of it? I'm a piece-at-any-price 
man. — Boston Transcript. 

"Do they ring two bells for school?" asked a gentleman 

of his little niece. "No, uncle," was the reply. "They ring one 
bell twice." — Boston Globe. 

Mr. Goodleigh — Her age really surprised me; she doesn't 

look twenty-eight, does she? Miss Snappe — Not now, but I 
suppose she did once. — Candle. 

"You have read my new story?" "Yes." "What do you 

think of it?" "To be perfectly candid with you, I think the 
covers are too far apart." — Puck. 

"Many's de speech I has listened to," said Uncle Eben, 

"dat left me wonderin' whether I was gettin' infohmation or en- 
tertainment." — Washington Star. 

"Well, have you been fixing your fences?" "Been dig- 
ging trenches," declared Congressman Flubdub. "I'm in for a 
real fight." — Kansas City Journal. 

"Wouldn't you like to have her singing beside you in 

the wilderness?" "Well, I'm in favor of the wilderness, but I 
wouldn't care to be there." — Judge. 

Burks — He's the meanest man in town. Smirks — And 

why? Burks — I told him that I bossed my wife, and he went 
and told her. — Everybody's Magazine. 

"I like spring." "Why?" "I don't care for work at 

any time, but it is only in spring that I find that attitude viewed 
tolerantly." — Louisville Courier- Journal. 

"How many revolutions does the earth make in a day? 

It's your turn, Willie Smith." "You can't tell, teacher, until 
you see the morning papers." — Baltimore American. 

"Can I mail an infernal machine here?" sternly de- 
manded J. Fuller Gloom of the pale clerk in the postoffice. "I 
want to send my nephew's accordion to him."- — Judge. 

First Subway Director — We may have to provide more 

seats. Second Subway Director — Nonsense! Simply have 
"The Star Spangled Banner" played on all cars.— -Life. 

Freshy— Father's letters are full of good will and friend- 
liness, but he won't send me a cent. Chummy — You're the ob- 
ject of his unremitting kindness, surely. — Town Topics. 

"I don't see why you call Perkins stupid. He says a 

clever thing quite often." "Exactly! He doesn't seem to real- 
ize that it should be said only once." — Boston Transcript. 

"Pa, what's a man with a sense of humor?" "A man 

with a real sense of humor, my son, is one with the ability to 
see more funny things about himself than you can." — Puck. 

At the annual prize-day of a certain school the head boy 

rose to give his recitation. " 'Friends, Romans, countrymen,' " 
he vociferated, "'lend me your ears!'" "There," commented 
the mother of a defeated pupil, sneeringly, "that's Mrs. Biggs' 
boy. He wouldn't be his mother's son if he didn't want to bor- 
row something." — Tit-Bits. 

"Father," said the small boy, "what is an overt act?" 

"My son, an overt act is something that either compels you to be 
so rude as to fight or so polite as to pretend you didn't notice it." 
— Washington Star. 

"John," said Mrs. Crosslots, "the cook says she's going 

to leave." "What's the trouble?" "She says she's used to 
working for cultivated people, and she can't stand our line of 
phonograph records." — Washington Star. 

"How was your speech received at the club?" "Fine. 

Why, they congratulated me heartily. In fact, one of the mem- 
bers came to me and told me that when I sat down he had said 
to himself that it was the best thing I had ever done." — Puck. 

Oh, come! come! come!" we sneered. "Did you ever 

actually know any person who was buried alive?" "Well," re- 
plied the venerable Missourian, "I once had a second cousin 
who was elected Lieutenant-Governor." — New York American. 

"Please, sir," said a small boy, addressing the family 

grocer, "mother sent me for a quarter's worth of potatoes." "I'm 
sorry, young man," replied the grocer kindly, "but you'll have 
to run home and tell your mother that we don't cut 'em." — Bos- 
ton Transcript. 

There were quite a number of men on the streets in an 

intoxicated condition — more than usual, it appeared. There 
were no "rough-necks" among them, however, and the day 
passed very peacefully, except for the killing in Henryville. — 
Carlisle Mercury. 

"Now," said the doctor to the young married man, "if 

you will take this medicine, you will sleep like a baby." The 
patient surveyed the prescription doubtfully. "Well, doctor," 
he answered, "if you mean like our baby, I guess I won't take 
it." — New York American. 

"A fine rush for the first day," said the wife of the tailor 

who had just opened in Plunkville. "That must mean that the 
old tailor isn't giving general satisfaction." "I dunno," re- 
sponded her husband. "It may mean that he isn't giving gen- 
eral credit." — Kansas City Journal. 


H. R. Judah, assistant general passenger agent of the South- 
ern Pacific Company at San Francisco, retired from active ser- 
vice this month and became one of the company's distinguished 
pensioners. Mr. Judah is able to look back upon a record of 
forty-five years of service with the Central and Southern Pacific 
system; a record full of interesting incidents which few men 
live to enjoy. 

Born in New York City seventy years ago, Judah came to 
California at the age of four. He began his career as an office 
boy in the railroad system to which he devoted his life, and by 
careful attention to duty and natural ability soon became a 
recognized power in the passenger end of the business. 

Gen. Brusiloff, whose 
skillful strategy and in- 
domitable perseverance 
has driven back for ex- 
tended gains of territory 
the Austrian - German 
army on the eastern Gal- 
lician front. This sud- 
den and terrific pressure 
on the eastern lines of 
the central powers has 
been greatly appreciated 
by the English, French 
and Italian forces on the 
western front. General 
Kornilloff, who is direct- 
ing the attacks under 
General Brusiloff's com- 
mand, is carrying out his 
instructions with bril- 
liant success. The object of the present movement is to recap- 
ture the important strategically located Gallician city of Lem- 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



How Will the War 
Affect Business. 3 

and their securities. 

At first thought one inclines natu- 
rally to the belief that heavy impost 
of taxes must work adversely to gen- 
eral industry and to corporations 
But a factor which is generally over- 
looked, until men are brought face to face with the situation, is 
that the conditions which make heavy taxation a necessity pro- 
vide the means of meeting the unusual charges — that is to say, 
an extraordinary demand for materials and supplies, yielding, 
unless controlled, unprecedented profits, is created by war. 
This. can best be illustrated by considering the experience of 
this country during the Civil War period. The expenditures 
for the army and navy in 1860 were $16,472,203 and $11,514- 
650 respectively. 

By 1865 the military and naval expenditures had grown to 
$1,030,690,400 and $122,617,434 respectively, and the aggre- 
gate outlay for both from 1860 to 1865 inclusive was $3,019,- 
168,950. The cost of the struggle was met through bond issues, 
internal revenue taxation and emissions of paper money. The 
national debt expanded from $87,718,660 in 1860 to $2,647,815,- 
856 in 1865. The internal revenue, which started with $41,- 
000,000 in 1863, rose to $117,000,000 in 1864, $211,000,000 in 
1865, and $310,000,000 in 1866, when the receipts virtually cul- 
minated. In the meanwhile the per capita circulation increased 
from $13.85 in 1860 to $20.58 in 1865, or $6.73. 

The taxation of this period was enormous. Incomes under 
$5,000 were assessed 5 per cent, with an exemption of $500 and 
house rent actually paid, and incomes of $10,000 and over were 
taxed 10 per cent, without any allowance or exception at all. 
Nearly every industrial product was taxed, both in the raw state 
and in the manufactured form. Cotton was assessed at the rate 
of 2 cents a pound, and as cloth it was taxed 5 per cent in ad- 
dition. Salt was taxed 6 cents a hundredweight; tobacco, from 
15 to 35 cents a pound; cigars, from $3 to $40 per thousand; 
sugar, from 2 to 3V2 cents a pound; distilled spirits, 20 cents at 
first and finally at $2 per proof gallon. Every ton of pig iron 
was taxed $2 and every ton of railway iron $3. 

Every utility, railway and steamboat earning was taxed; 
every line of industry bore its share of burden, and it has been 
estimated that every finished product paid the Government 
from at least 5 per cent to 16 per cent. But instead of being 
harmful to general industry, business expanded amazingly in 
this country during the Civil War. The number of inhabitants 
increased from 31,443,321 to 34,748,000. National wealth ex- 
panded from $16,159,616,000 in 1860 to $30,068,518,000 in 1870. 
The money in circulation rose from $435,407,252 to $714,971,- 
860. Savings bank deposits increased from $149,277,504 to 
$242,619,382. And the volume of exchanges at the New York 
Clearing House, which were $7,231,143,057 in 1860 had risen 
to $28,747,146,914 in 1866. 

Prices advanced all along the line, pig-iron moving up from 
$22.70 to $46.08; fine wool, from 55 to 75 cents a pound, and 
standard sheetings from 8.73 to 38 cents a yard. Commercial 
failures, which numbered 3,676, with liabilities of $79,807,000 
in 1860, and 6,993, with liabilities of $207,210,000 in 1861, fell 
to 495 with liabilities of but $7,899,900 in 1863, and to 520, with 
liabilities of $8,579,000 in 1864. Both in respect to numbers 
and the amount of liabilities the figures of the last two years 
mentioned above are the smallest in our commercial annals. 
And stock prices simply soared upward. 

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that the wonderful 
stimulation of business and the remarkable advance in com- 
modity and security prices during the Civil War era were due 
to the enormous expenditures of money raised by bond sales 
and taxation in the purchase of supplies. It was, of course, a 
period of inflation, and huge expenditures always influence in- 
flation. They have done so already in this country dur 
pendency of this war, and, unless controlled, this tender 

inflation seems destined to continue. But the situation is 
very much stronger now than it was fifty years ago. Then spe- 
cie payment was suspended, whereas now the country is on a 

gold basis. The banking institutions held no less than $1,140,- 
000,000 in gold on June 30th last. Recently the per capita cir- 
culation has risen to $44.26. 

While there is little likelihood that the country will repeat the 
excesses of the Civil War period during the present struggle, it 
must be apparent that the expenditure of $7,000,000,000 and 
possibly very much more in the purchase of materials and sup- 
plies, both for ourselves and our allies, will prove a great sus- 
taining force. And it would seem that this must be the result, 
irrespective of the heavy burden of taxation that personal in- 
comes and corporation profits must bear. — Extract from John 
Grant Dater in June Harper's. 

In Banking. 

The closing of another fiscal year 
has been marked by an unusual re- 
adjustment in financial affairs. Ag- 
gregate payments this year during 
what is known as the semi-annual settlement period imposed 
exceptional burdens upon the banks at all reserve centers. 
There was a general advance in interest rates which was not 
unnatural under the circumstances, as obligations aggregating 
about one billion dollars had to be arranged for. The situation 
was relieved partially by the inflow of gold from Canada, and 
also by the application of many of the large banks for redis- 
counts at the Federal Reserve Banks. Notwithstanding the se- 
vere strain upon the money market, the settlement was ad- 
justed without difficulty. As soon as the large payments were 
effected there was a prompt reaction in discount rates. The 
outlook favors, however, generally higher interest rates during 
the balance of the year, when money market conditions will 
be governed by the urgency of war needs, the government bor- 
rowings and the expansion of general trade. 

The situation relative to the Manhattan Consolidated 

Mining Company has been cleared up to a considerable extent 
by E. H. McMurray of Tonopah, one of the associates of John 
G. Kirchen in the White Caps Company, who arrived in this 
city on a flying visit. McMurray, who is a large stockholder in 
the Consolidated, and who has invited other shareholders to 
transfer to him proxies for this Saturday's special meeting of 
stockholders, will oppose the proposed increase of capital stock 
from 1,350,000 shares to 2,000,000 shares, and advocate, if the 
need becomes apparent, an assessment sufficient to expedite 
development work. "A capitalization of 2,000,000 shares, in 
my opinion, is not necessary," McMurray said. "It would 
make the company topheavy with obligations and serve no 
good purpose that could not be accomplished in some other 
manner. I do not believe the proposition is fair to the many 
stockholders who purchased their shares in advance of the 
latest ore discovery, and at a time when they were highly 

The world's sugar production was 37,193,000,000 pounds 

in 1916. This was sub-normal, comparing with 41,351,000,000 
pounds in 1915 and with an annual average in excess of 41,- 
000,000,000 pounds for 1913 and 1914. The United States 
consumes about one-fifth of the world's annual sugar produc- 
tion. With the rest of the Western Hemisphere, the United 
States supplies one-third of the world's consumption. It trans- 
ports in ships from the tropics of both hemispheres the raw 
material for three-quarters of its sugar supply. One-half of the 
raw sugar needed to supply this country originates in foreign 
countries beyond the seas. The battle lines of Europe enclose 
two thirds of the sugar production of that continent. 

Stockholders of the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Com- 
pany have received a stock dividend of 13 per cent, certificates 
having been mailed. This dividend, which is announced as 
a special disbursement, depletes the treasury of all unissued 
authorized stock, amounting to a little more than 5,700 shares. 
The dividend was ordered paid to stockholders of record July 

Directors of the Atlas Powder Company have declared 

the regular quarterly dividend of 1' 2 per cent bn the preferred 
stock, payable August 1st on stock of record July 20th. 

Waiter — We do all our cooking by electricity here. Cus- 
tomer — Take this egg out and give it another shock. — Record. 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Petain— The Eccentric Military Genius From Whom All France 

Expects Victory 

Gen. Petain 

It seems odd to the European journalists who study the per- 
sonality of General Henri Philippe Petain that a genius so 
striking as his should be disclosing itself so late. The hero of 
Verdun is past sixty, despite his look of comparative youth. 
All the French dailies concede that his career has been remark- 
ably conventional, very true to type, from the period of his 
graduation at the mili- 
tary school until, just be- 
fore the war, he went up- 
on the retired list with 
rank of Colonel. Like 
Foch, like Gallieni, like 
Roques and tne rest, he 
had seen service in the 
colonial possessions of 
the republic. He had 
seen his dark brown hair 
turn gray and his some- 
what full figure grow 
lean, and the small for- 
tune inherited from 
thrifty parents dwindle 
into nothing, and the 
fame of which he had 
dreamed escape him be- 
fore opportunity knocked 
once at his door. Then, 
swiftly, says the sympa- 
thetic Paris Figaro, came 
the offensive in Artois 
and the battles in the Champagne country and the climax of 
Verdun. Petain was then one of the world's famous soldiers. 
He could decline a great command because his strategic con- 
ception was not approved. Nivelle was promoted over his head. 
Again the republic has turned to Petain. He has become what 
the "Gaulois" calls his country's supreme hope. 

Never, as the newspapers of his country admit, was so con- 
spicuous a character at once so baffling and so simple. Some- 
times, as the sarcastic "Homme enchaine" says, he seems a 
great, long-limbed, overgrown, blue-eyed, shy, smiling boy, an 
impression confirmed by his habit of wandering about in the 
rain with neither hat nor overcoat, whistling a melancholy tune. 
His habit of amusing himself with the skipping-rope has be- 
come famous as the tub of Diogenes. He has a mania for 
dashing madly hither and thither at breakneck speed in a 
shabby motor car. He can run on his lean legs at top-speed for 
mile after mile, and he seems to enjoy the practice hugely. He 
has a horrible taste for brass music of the street-band descrip- 
tion, listening with tears in his eyes as immense blocks of dis- 
cord are quarried out of the atmosphere by trumpeters, cornet- 
ists and drummers. He can shave himself without a mirror, 
and the greatest deprivation of the war to him is the lack of 
poetry. He enjoys anything, according to a correspondent of 
the London Mail, that a boy would enjoy — throwing stones, 
climbing trees, floating a paper boat in a tub of water and look- 
ing at the animals in the zoo. 

His one serious interest, his grand passion, as the French 
say, is strategy. His idea of tactics was deemed preposterous 
until the long agony of Verdun. The war, as the expert of the 
Temps says, has evolved a tactics of its own, but Petain has 
gone further than any in despising the artillery tactics of the 
Germans. How sound his theories are is a matter of keen dis- 
cussion among those who know these things, but there seems 
little doubt regarding the soundness of his ideas of strategy. 
These are presumed to find their happiest illustration, accord- 
ing to the French daily, in his view of what has happened in 
Belgium. Petain — who has indiscretion among some other 
guileless traits — did not conceal from the first that the Allies 
made one terrible error of judgment in Belgium. This was their 
failure to profit by Moltke's blunder. Moltke, it will be re- 
membered, did not occupy the coast of Belgium and thus secure 

the flank before he invaded France. "Moltke will be dismissed 
for that." So predicted Petain at a council when the conse- 
quence of Moltke's action became apparent. The battle first 
tought at Ypres was won by the Allies solely in consequence of 
this omission of Moltke's. Petain has always insisted that this 
was "the" defeat of the Germans in this war. 

On top of the blunder of Moltke came the blunder of the 
Allies in not saving Antwerp. Here we have another instance 
of Petain's famous indiscretion. Moltke had really presented 
Antwerp to the Allies, who would not keep it! Petain is said 
to have shed tears over such fatuity. The subject bears directly 
upon Petain's character and capacity, illustrating that famous 
genius of his. General French, after the Marne, should have 
hurled his forces at once into Belgium. The failure to do this 
in time resulted from independence of the commands. Had the 
armies of the Allies been under a unified command there would 
have resulted what to Petain is strategy. No strategy — that is 
the trouble with the war, according to Petain. Brilliant but 
meaningless victories are won on bloody fields because the war 
has become a series of illogical compromises. 

Petain's refusal to take the command when it went to Nivelle 
is thus accounted for, in part, by the organs of the Allies. Why 
does so gifted a strategist fail to impress his views upon those 
in supreme command when his genius is undoubted? The an- 
swer of a writer in the Liberte is that Petain lacks plausibility, 
lacks persuasiveness, lacks the readiness of tongue and supple- 
ness of mind that are indispensable in conveying an idea from 
one's own head to the heads of others. He cannot defend his 
theories plausibly, and he has the misfortune to present a some- 
what rustic, unsophisticated appearance as he makes his labori- 
ous explanations and retires in bewilderment and defeat from 
the long table. His manner, his obvious contempt for head- 
quarters conferences, and his insistence upon plowing the lonely 
furrow account for the fact that one whose ability is so gener- 
ally conceded should have found promotion so slow. Gallieni 
complained of Petain in Madagascar that no one could work 
with him because he would work with nobody, and it was noted 
of Petain at the military school by Foch that he was perpetually 
studying subjects in which no examination was held. He early 
manifested his well-known enthusiasm for Hannibal's Italian 
campaigns. Foch, when the pair took the same course at the 
war college, was fond of "drawing" Petain on the subject of 
Hannibal, to the vast amusement of the mess, for Petain 
launched upon one of his defenses of strategy. He would have 
no tactician in command except on the actual field of battle. 
Foch is essentially a tactician. He evoived the theory that the 
French should wait (in a war with Germany) for the enemy to 
develop his plan and adapt the tactics accordingly. This,' to 
Petain, meant the making of a French strategy in Berlin. 

Thus was Petain doomed to grow gray in the army of his 
country in the character of impossible genius, as his sympa- 
thetic interpreter explains in the Gaulois. He languished in 
obscurity and faded into retirement, a man of exceptional char- 
acter, of exceptional ability, but without the exceptional oppor- 
tunity which alone proves the great commander. Joffre, who is 
an unerring judge of military genius, took Petain from the little 
village in the south of France to which he had gone to end his 
days with his relatives, and hurried him in the direction of Al- 
sace. Petain had always predicted the movement of the Ger- 
mans through Belgium, and his precis recommending the forti- 
fication of the northern frontier reposes at this very moment, we 
read, in the archives of the ministry. The campaign ought to 
have begun with the hurling of a French army into Belgium, 
and here, as the French experts are disposed to admit, the gen- 
ius of Petain has been vindicated. 

"That's a good one on Jokeleigh." "What's happened?" 

"He had an insurance policy on the contents of his cellar and 
he thought it funny to put in a claim when he had burned all his 
coal." "What did the company say to that?" "Had him ar- 
rested for arson." — Boston Transcript. 

July 21, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Last spring, the Underwriters' Laboratories had made a new 
fire protection moving picture which was intended to be loaned 
to insurance men, public officials and others for use in educa- 
tional campaigns. The picture, which is a two-reel subject, en- 
titled "An Unbeliever Convinced," has been so well received 
that fire chiefs who have seen it have asked to be allowed to 
feature this film on certain days in theatres where admission 
is charged, and to contribute the funds thus obtained to the local 
chapter of the Red Cross. It is planned to put this system into 
operation within the next few days. 

Improved facilities have been secured for handling the con- 
stantly growing business of the Hooper-Holmes Bureau. Of- 
fices have been secured in the Insurance Building, 311 Cali- 
fornia street, and H. F. Cary will operate from San Francisco 
as manager for the entire Pacific Coast. All communications 
should be addressed to Mr. Cary, 311 California street, San 
Francisco, Cal. R. L. Conway is in charge of the Los Angeles 

* * * 

The charge of conspiracy lodged against the old directors 
of the Pittsburg Life & Trust Company will not be tried until 
the early part of September, according to an announcement 
made by District Attorney Jackson at Pittsburg, who will have 
charge of the prosecution. All persons having anything to do 
with the plundering of the company will be summoned to court. 

The Mutual Benefit Life has recently submitted a war clause 
which Commissioner A. L. Welsh of Oklahoma does not ap- 
prove of. The attorneys for the company have served papers 
on the Commissioner to appear in court July 7th to restrain him 
from further action. The State's contention is that the rider 
extends the restricted liability on the policy beyond the period 
of war. 

A German alien gives a poor excuse to Federal officers for 
not registering. He insisted that he was thirty-two and exempt 
from draft. The qfficers asked him why he had put his age 
at twenty-five on an insurance policy recently taken out. His 
explanation of this was that he had put his age lower in order 
to get a cheaper rate on his life. He is being held by the Fed- 
eral authorities to appear before the Federal grand jury. In- 
surance policies are a great help in rounding up the slackers. 

* * * 

Lloyd S. Day, State agent for the Continental in the mountain 
field, has had the American eagle added to his office. William 
D. Phoenix has been appointed assistant State agent for the 
two companies. Mr. Phoenix has been connected with the com- 
post office at Denver for the past five years, and the fact of his 
present appointment speaks well for his ability. 

* * * 

H. E. Pate has been appointed special agent for the Commer- 
cial Union and the Palatine in Oklahoma, succeeding John 
Benson, who recently resigned to cover the same territory for 
the New York Underwriters. Mr. Pate was formerly with the 
Insurance Company of North America, with headquarters at 


* » * 

Subscriptions netted by the Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company for the Liberty Bonds total $9,549,650; employees at 
the home office subscribed $762,500; agents in the field, $834.- 
000; companv, $5,200,000; subscriptions secured from public 
by agents. $2,752,750. 

» * » 

The Travelers Insurance Company has begun a campaign 
for new accident and health business. The contest covers the 
period between July 2d and December 22d. Agents of the 
company will receive $50 for $500 of premiums, and $5 for 
each additional $50 of premiums. 

* * * 

H. B. Fuller, son of J. L. Fuller. Pacific Coast manager for 
the Norwich Union, has enlisted in the Quartermaster's De- 
partment of the Navy. He was employed as assistant 
for the Analy Savings Bank of Sebastopol, Cal. 

The San Francisco Fire Commission has decided to let out 
forty members employed in connection with the horse-drawn 
apparatus. Eleven have already been dismissed, and the rest 
will follow later. The reason for this is that the whole depart- 
ment will be completely motorized very shortly. The new 
equipment is to cost $150,000. 

Leaks From Wireless 

How unscrupulously get-rich-quick methods are being used in 
Germany to encourage people to support the war is shown by 
the message of Germany's foremost diplomat, Prince Buelow, to 
the people of Bromberg, encouraging them to believe that this 
year will see a German peace, with an indemnity big enough to 
permit Germany immediately to resume the prosperity which it 
had before the war. Seldom have the methods of the double- 
faced German government been more strikingly displayed than 
in this powerful indemnity propaganda at home, while the so- 
cialists are being used to fool the Russians. To fool enough of 
the people enough of the time quite satisfies German state- 

* * * 

Amongst the world's great dramatic stories must surely be 
reckoned Sir Ernest Shackleton's simple account, recently pub- 
lished in England, in the Manchester Guardian, of his final res- 
cue, after the fourth attempt, of the men stranded on Elephant 
Island. "I shall never forget," he says, "that moment when, on 
the fourth attempt to reach the island, the fog suddenly lifted, 
and we found we were only half a mile from the camp. I saw 
a little figure on the ice — it was Frank Wild. I shouted : 'Are 
you all well?' and he replied, 'All well, boss.' Within three 
quarters of an hour we were all homeward bound." 

* * * 

There is no reason for believing that there is any truth in 
a story which is being told of a recent attempted escape from 
justice. The fugitive rushed wildly into his office, declared dra- 
matically that he was being closely pressed by the police, and 
asked the head clerk where he could hide. The head clerk did 
not hesitate a moment. "Get into the simplified card index 
case," he said, calmly. "I defy any one to find anything there." 

* * * 

Three-cent first-class letter postage for the United States now 
appears to be fairly on the way, the Senate committee in charge 
of the revenue bill having agreed to the increase. This will put 
letter postage back where it was in the time of the Civil War. 
During that period, however, a two-cent stamp carried a "drop" 
letter, or a letter posted to be delivered within the postal district. 
The Senate Committee, however, does not agree with the House 
that the post card rate should be increased to two cents. 

* * * 

A triumph for the railroad war board, which is an outgrowth 
of the council of national defense, appears in the notable reduc- 
tion of the freight car shortage in May from 148,627 to 105,127 
— nearly a third. 

A dog was in the habit of going daily to a baker's shop. 

His master would give him a penny, which he would drop out of 
his mouth on to the counter, receiving in exchange a penny bun. 
One day his master said to the baker. "I should like to know 
how much my dog really does know. Try him with a half-penny 
bun to-morrow." When, the next day, the dog dropped his 
penny and only a half-penny bun was given to him, he sniffed 
at it, turned it over and over with his paw, then in a dignified 
manner walked out of the shop, leaving the bun. In ten minutes 
he returned, accompanied by a policeman. — Tit-Bits. 

Passing a hand over his forehead, the worried drill ser- 
geant paused for breath as he surveyed the knock-kneed recruit. 
Then he pointed a scornful finger. "No," he declared, "you're 
hopeless. You'll never make a soldier. Look at you now. The 
top half of your legs is standing to attention and the bottom 
half is standing at ease." — Tit-Bits. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

The life and health of a motor car, like godliness in men, is 
closely akin to cleanliness, writes Dr. Leonard Keene Hirsh- 
berg, of Johns Hopkins University, in the "American Motorist." 
The sweetness and purity of its appearance is intimately asso- 
ciated with the length of its life, the friction and well being of 
its component anatomy. You cannot keep your car too clean or 
the sheen on its body too well polished. 

Motorists ere now are familiar with the axiom, "Spread your- 
self in oil and save your metal." This is only the application 
to the motor car of the overworked and age-old allusion to 
medical advice, "An ounce of prevention will save a pound of 

Show me a dust-filled, dirty, soiled machine, and I will make 
the prophecy of a short shift and rapid depreciation of the car. 
Dirt, lack-luster and a dulled car body spell worse than rapid 
loss of value. 

Among the "don'ts" for the caretaker of a car are these : 

Never run the car in the mud if a detour will permit you 
to escape it. Mud is the natural foe of machinery. 

Never use rough cloths with which to wipe, clean or polish 
your car. 

Never use an excess of oil or body polish. It collects dust 
and turns it into grit. 

Never use muddy or soiled water with which to wash your 

Never fold a top down when it is wet. 

Never allow mud to remain on a car one moment longer than 
is absolutely possible. 

Never allow mud, if possible, to dry on the car. Wash off 
immediately with cold water. 

Never dig, scrape, chisel or shovel mud from the polish. It 
destroys the varnish and paint. 

Never use force for any purpose. A weak solution of soda 
will cajole the toughest mud and grease from the body. 

Never dry the surface with soapy water on it. Rinse all soap 
and soapsuds off before drying. 

Never use any rough-fibered cloth. Chamois skin has a high 
first cost, but is cheapest in the end. 

Never employ a roundabout circular rotary motion in polish- 
ing the car. A straight out, back and forth, piston thrust is 
what should be used. 

Never use hot water on the car. Wash with cold water. 

Never accept Tom, Dick and Harry's "sure restorer" of the 
original factor sheen and luster. Mark Twain said that every- 
body has a "certain cure for colds." So almost every driver 
and garage keeper implicitly avows his body polish to be the 
best for the car. Dead men tell no tales; neither does the in- 
jured finish on a car. 

Shun all such as Billy Sunday flees Old Nick. Instead, buy 
some boiled linseed oil; never use the unboiled oil. It will not 
do. Also some furniture wax, and let elbow grease do the rest. 
The varnished part is first washed, cleaned, rinsed and dried, 
then the boiled oil is lightly applied and rubbed completely off. 
The lighter metal parts will be thus restored like new; the heav- 
ier parts can be still further finished with the furniture wax 
massaged to a highly lustrous polish. 

Rough, heavy soaps, full of alkali, also eat into the varnish 

and coats of the body. You will avoid this in manicuring your 

car by heating a gallon of water into which is stirred a pound 

and a half of soap. This is your stock solution of soap for the 

chassis, body and other parts. It should, of course, always be 

applied with a soft, silky sponge, rinsed off with clean, cold 

water, and dried with a chamois skin. 

* * * 

To all of which may be added this good advice: If the owner 
drives his car constantly, it will be an excellent thing for him 

tc use his monkey-wrench now and then. Especially with a 
new car it is not a bad plan to go over nuts and bolts occasion- 
ally. Even the tightest nut will be more or less affected by con- 
stant vibration, and a loose bolt should be tightened, since the 
play to which the looseness gives rise may result in the neces- 
sity for later repairs. As the car grows a little older the bolts 
and nuts settle, and there is less occasion for tightening. 

The foregoing advice applies with particular force to spring 
clips, a pulling up of the nuts of which will take but a few min- 
utes of the operator's time about once a month, keeping the 
springs properly seated and adding much to the sense of se- 
curity that is enjoyed by the man who looks after things and 
knows that they have been attended to. 

Sometimes it happens that the motorist is unable to keep 
the nuts fastening the bolts absolutely tight. Try as he may, 
the nut will come loose again. If a lockwasher cannot be ap- 
plied, a good remedy is to put a drop of solder on the thread of 
the nut, or in the absence of solder, a little paint or varnish will 

set the nut tight and prevent it from becoming loose again. 

* * * 

Interesting Bulletins for the Motorist 

To aid motorists in cutting down tire costs, the Goodyear 
Tire and Rubber Company announces the publication of an en- 
tirely new and complete set of tire service bulletins, in which 
are set forth the various ways of obtaining more satisfactory 
tire service. The bulletins come in a series of eleven, and bear 
the following captions: "How to Increase Tire Mileage," "Pro- 
per Inflation Pays," "What to Do for Tread Cuts," "Fabric 
Breaks," "How to Avoid Scraped Treads," "Premature Tread 
Wear," "How to Use Chains," "How to Make Inner Tubes Last 
Longer," "Rim Cutting," "Chafed Side-Walls," and "The Way 

to Maximum Mileage." 

* * * 

Tioga Pass to be Opened Soon 

The Tioga road, connecting Yosemite with Lake Tahoe, is 
to be opened for traffic about July 23; W. B. Lewis, supervisor 
of Yosemite National Park announced this recently. The road 
has been closed since last fall by snow, and the heavy drifts in 
the high Sierras, particularly at the Tioga Pass and Snow Flat, 
have kept it closed later than usual this summer. The snow is 
now melting rapidly and workmen have already begun putting 
it in condition for automobile travel. The road passes through 
the heart of Yosemite Park, leaving the Big Oak Flat road at 
Crocker's Sierra resort, passing through Tuolumne Meadows 
and over the Tioga Pass to Mono Lake, thence to Lake Tahoe. 
Supervisor Lewis Claims that the Tioga Pass is the highest 

mountain pass road in the world. 

* * * 

California Fourth State in Number" of Autos 

New York leads with the greatest number of motor vehicles 
registered with 279,119. Ohio comes next with 252,431, Illinois 
third with 248,429, California fourth with 232,440, while Penn- 
sylvania, the last State in the more-than-200,000 list, comes 
fifth with 218,846. The figures given above place California 
well at the head of the aristocracy of motordom and align her 
with the greatest and wealthiest States in the Union. 

According to figures compiled by the Good Roads Bureau of 
the California State Automobile Association from Government 
reports, only one State in the Union exceeds California in num- 
ber of automobiles compared with population. This State, Iowa, 
has one car for every 11 persons, while California is a close sec- 
ond with one for every twelve. Illinois has one automobile for 
every 25 persons, and New York one car for every 32. 

Insofar as number of cars per mile of public rural road is 
concerned, California is well up to the head of the list with 3.8 
automobiles a mile of public road. Massachusetts has 7.3, New 
Jersey 7.3, Rhode Island 9.8, New York 4.0, and Connecticut 

the same. 

* * * 

Seeks to Compel Care at Crossings 

Repeated investigations of accidents at places where high- 
ways cross railways at grade show that many of these acci- 
dents are due to the failure of drivers to slow down as they ap- 
proach the crossings. For this reason some public officials be- . 
lieve that the roads should be so constructed at the most dan- 
gerous crossings that drivers must reduce speed to a low rate. 

The California Railroad Commission has recently sent a num- 
ber of cities and counties six plans for accomplishing this, with 

July 21, 1917 

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a request that they be tried or at least criticised. In each case 
there is a conspicuous signal or sign in the middle of the road 
near or at the crossing, and the driver must swerve to one side 
to reach the track. In some of the plans the driver must make 
an abrupt right-hand turn and another left-hand turn before 
the track is reached, so that slowing down is compulsory and 
not voluntary. 

* * * 

Bars Women and Children from Desert 

As a result of the terrific heat on the Mohave and Colorado 
deserts, District Attorney Duckworth at San Bernardino has 
issued instructions to officers at desert points to halt all auto- 
mobile parties containing women and children, and, if neces- 
sary to enforce the order, to arrest the driver. 

"No women and children are to be permitted to cross the 
desert between Barstow and Needles by automobile until the 
weather changes. 

"In some of the sinks of the desert the heat is so oppressive 
that children could not survive should mechanical trouble de- 
velop with automobiles." 

Between The Needles and Barstow, Cal., the Santa Fe route 
crosses the heart of the Mohave desert. The Lincoln Highway 
Association is advising tourists to drive west by way of the 
Lincoln Highway and make the return trip by the southern route 
later in the fall, when desert conditions are not so oppressive. 

Altamont Pass Road to Be Finished by Winter 

The contract for the completion of the last link of the Liver- 
more Valley lateral of the State highway system in Alameda 
County, that from Greenville to Altamont, was let last week to 
Bates, Borland & Ayer of Oakland, and the State Highway 
Commission promises to have this section completed before the 
winter rains set in. 

The announcement of the completion of this piece of road 
work is of great importance to motorists, as it carries out the 
promises made by the State Highway Commission to have 
the two uncompleted links in the Livermore Valley lateral com- 
pleted before the winter sets in. The final link is four miles in 

length, and will cost $56,000. 

* * * 

Empire in New Four-Passenger Six 

Immediately following the recent announcement of a new 
series of both four and six-cylinder touring cars, Empire makes 
announcement of a new four-passenger six-cylinder tourabout 
which is now being delivered. This new four-passenger Em- 
pire combines beauty with riding comfort, convenience and 
powers of performance. Although there is nothing freakish nor 
extreme in the design of this new model, which is designated as 
Model 71, it possesses many features that reflect care and 
thought in design and construction. 

• » • 

Pathfinder Head Gets Military Appointment 

W. E. Stalnaker, president of the Pathfinder Company, re- 
cently received an appointment as Major in the Fourth Indiana 
Infantry, and as this regiment is now mustered into the Federal 
Service, he expects at any time within the next few weeks to 
be sent to some camp in the South, either in Alabama or Texas. 

• * » 

Charles B. Warren Heads Nash Motors of New York 

An important change in the New York trade will take effect 
en August 1st, with the announcement on that date that Charles 
B. Warren, manager of the New York branch of the General 
Motors Truck Co., and well known in this city, retires to take 
charge of the distribution of Nash products in the Eastern ter- 
ritory. He will be the head of the Nash Motor Car Co. of New 
York, which will be the corporate form under which the Nash 
wholesale business will be handled in the large and important 

Eastern division. 

• * * 

Premier Comes Out in Limousine-Sedan 

The Premier Motor Corporation, which has acquired a repu- 
tation for doing the original thing in body designs, as instanced 
by their origination and development of the new famous Clover- 
t and Foursome roadster models, has come to bat with some- 
thing even more striking and original than anything heretofore 
offered. . 

A new Premier model which promises to stimulate a mild 

revolution in motor car body design is the Premier Limousine- 
Sedan. In this car the top is built integral with the body, and 
in such an ingenious way as to permit of the car being almost 
instantly converted into either a limousine, a sedan or an open 
summer touring car. 

The whole scheme of the car is based on a clever manipula- 
tion of the glass panels which, when not in use, drop into 
cushioned pockets built into the side body panel, and so con- 
structed that the glass cannot rattle or break. 

Dealers Form National Association 

Formation of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, 
which has been pushed for several weeks by Minnesota and 
Kansas dealers, was completed last week in Chicago, after two 
days of more or less stormy debate on planks and officers. 
When the discussion finally ceased, it was found, on Wednes- 
day, the 11th inst., that George Brown, Overland distributor in 
Milwaukee, had been elected president. The other officers in- 
clude: Vice-presidents, John MacAlman, Boston; F. W. A. Ves- 
per, Buick distributer in St. Louis; secretary, Bart J. Ruddle, 
Milwaukee; treasurer, T. J. Hay, Chandler distributer in Chi- 
cago. H. E. Pence was the man who came nearest to being 
made president, and gave Brown the hardest fight. 

Chief of the planks in the platform of the new body is one 
calling for "closer co-operation with the car manufacturers," by 
which is understood to mean a suitable presentation of dealer 

views on contractural matters, among other things. 

* * * 

Kissel Has Largest Auto Sign In World 

What is said to be the largest automobile sign in the world 

has just been completed and is now being operated by the Kis- 

selKar distributors in Pittsburg, Pa. The sign is 100 feet long, 

and the letters forming the name KisselKar are 50 feet high, 

containing 2,700 electric bulbs. Located on the hill overlooking 

the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, the sign when illuminated 

can plainly be seen 10 to 15 miles away, on a clear night. 
* * * 

Missourian Produces Fuel at 1 Cent per Gallon 

Louis Bond Cherry of Kansas City, Mo., is in Washington 
for the purpose of submitting to the government an electro- 
chemical process for the conversion of kerosene into synthetic 
gasoline at a cost, according to Cherry, of less than 1 cent a 

Cherry describes his process as the successful application of 
the electro-magnetic theory of matter by mixing hydrocarbides. 
In a test plant at Coffeyville, Kan., he said, 78 per cent of kero- 
sene has been converted into water-like gasoline of quality suf- 
ciently high to do first-class dry cleaning or run a motor car. 
Gasoline may be produced also from other low-grade distillates 
of crude oil, such as solar oil and gas distillate, he asserted. 

An electric plant capable of converting 60,000 gallons of dis- 
tillate per day has been built and tested at the Sinclair refinery 
in Coffeyville, Cherry said. He is now experimenting with the 
proper length and diameter of treating chambers required. As 
soon as these experiments are completed, he said, he will be 
able to convert kerosene into gasoline. 

Cherry is a member of the American Institute of Electrical 
Engineers, the American Electrochemical Society, and the 

American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

* * * 

A High-Class Repair Shop 

Located at 1634 Pine street, just off of Van Ness avenue, is 
one of the best equipped automobile repair shops in San Fran- 
cisco. This firm is operated by two expert mechanics, who have 
had experience from the garage to the Eastern automobile fac- 
tory, and there is no part of mechanism about an automobile that 
is not familiar to both. Surely, if you have a car that needs to 
be "sent to the shop," you could not pick out a more efficient 
and serviceable concern than Powers & Wenz, Automobile Me- 
chanics, 1634 Pine street. 

* * * 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
In a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between OFarrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Military Aeroplanes Often Overhauled 

The life of an aeroplane engine in service on the front is 
variously stated to approximate fifty hours, perhaps seventy- 
five. After that amount of service the engine is removed from 
the plane, taken apart and rebuilt as necessary. It is reported 
that, in normal service on the Western front, an aeroplane 
engine is given approximately two hours' service each day. 
One aviator may have five different 'planes, all of which he 
may use on the same day. For each aviator there are approxi- 
mately five mechanics, who keep the different engines and 

'planes in commission. 

* * * 

Protection Aid to Idle Tires In Sun 

"During extremely hot weather the motorist is often required 
to park his machine at a place where there is no available means 
of protecting it from the intense rays of the sun, and good judg- 
ment demands that some attention should be paid to the tires," 
says Louis Lichtenberger, president of the Lichtenberger-Fer- 
guson Company, factory distributers of Norwalk tires. "When 
a machine is left standing in the sunlight for an hour or more, it 
is not unusual for the tires to become too hot to be touched in- 
cautiously. In fact, they usually absorb more heat than when 
traveling. The simple precaution in protecting the tires from the 
sun and preventing what often results in serious injury, is to 
throw robes, canvas dusters, or almost anything, over the 

tires exposed to the sun." 

» * * 

Peacock Motor Sales Ranks Third in Country 

E. Leonard Peacock, head of the Peacock Motor Sales Com- 
pany, Northern Califorina distributing organization of the 
Chandler light six car, returned recently after having been in 
the East for one month, during which time he attended the 
three-day convention of fifty of the leading Chandler distribu- 
tors throughout the country. The convention took place at the 
Chandler factory in Cleveland, and is declared by Peacock to 
have been one of the most enthusiastic motor car distributors' 
conventions he ever attended. 

"While at the factory," said Peacock, "I had occasion to get 
in touch with the business that is done by all the various Chand- 
ler distributers all over the country. The Peacock Motor Sales 
Company, I discovered, is the third largest Chandler distribut- 
ing organization in the United States. Our volume of business 
is exceeded only by the New York and Philadelphia branches, 
and we are close seconds to those concerns. Since December 
1st we have sold 700 cars at a total valuation of more than 


» * * 

Hughson Attends National Roads Conference 

While in Washington, D. C, recently, W. L. Hughson, presi- 
dent of the Pacific KisselKar branches, acted as one of a com- 
mittee in conference relating to the marginal highways for mili- 
tary use. The recommendations made by this committee were 
acted upon by Senator G. E. Chamberlain of the committee on 
military affairs. He authorized the secretary of war to pre- 
pare a comprehensive plan to facilitate the movement of the 
army and the matters relating to the improvement of the high- 

Briefly, the military highway bill authorizes the secretary of 
war to prepare a comprehensive plan to improve highways 
throughout the United States, designed primarily with a view 
to facilitating the movement of troops, military equipment, 
munitions and supplies in time of peace and particularly in time 
of war, with a further view to accommodating the postal ser- 
vice, facilitating interstate and foreign commerce, aiding agri- 
cultural and manufacturing pursuits, and promoting the general 
welfare of the people of the United States. 

H. H. Powers Phone Prospect 97 F. W. Wenz 


WENZ CO., Inc. 




1634 PINE ST. 

San Francisco 






259 Minna Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Tips to Automobi lists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 


Phone Kearny 485 

Golden West PlatingWorks 


131-133 Mission St. 

San Francisco 

U. S. Garage Pearson Garage 

750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

345 Bush Street 
Phone Douglas 2120 

Largest and most complete Garages 
In the West 

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1143 VAN NESS AVE.— Near Geary Phone PROSPECT 1566 






Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical equipment, storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction. 


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Phone Proipect 741 

July 21, 1917 

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There is something new under the sun in feminine attire. The 
agitation for simplicity in dress which has been interesting cer- 
tain designers and many women of fashion is responsible for a 
new type of frock which is adjusted without buttons, hooks and 
eyes, snaps or any kind of fastenings. This sounds almost 
fabulous, but it is easily explained. These dresses slip on 
over the head, and the opening at the neck, and adjusting of the 
waistline by an elastic permit the slipping off and on to be an 
easy matter. The elastic gives and the neck opening is suf- 
ficiently large, so that it requires no special feat of agility to get 
in and out of these dresses, as was the case with some of the 
very first types of slip-on frocks. 

If you have the least doubt as to the smartness of such a frock 
look at the dresses pictured here. Certainly, you would never 
suspect them of being differently constructed from any other 
of the smart, simple dresses that are now in vogue ! The model 
above is developed in black satin with a white satin collar, and 
facings of white satin for the long pocket extensions at the sides 
of the skirt. The belt of black satin is adjusted separately over 
the casing on which the dress is drawn up at the waistline. Al- 
though the lines of dresses have been absolutely straight, for 
the most part, the bouffant effect at the hips seems to be grow- 


Lett — A Slip-On Frock Requiring No Fastening. Right — De- 
veloped in Chambray with Pique Collar and Cuffs. 

ing in importance more and more. Sometimes it is acquired by 
soft drapery cleverly handled, and sometimes by pocket exten- 
sions as in the model shown here. 

In the second sketch is a morning dress of chambray with 
collar and cuffs of white pique edged with hand-embroidered 
scallops. This is another of the simple slip-on dresses. The 
skirt is pleated at the waistline in soft, unstitched pleats. In 
some models the straight gathered skirt is featured. 

Very interesting in development are some of the tub frocks 
for general country use. There is quite a rage for combining 
two materials such as voile and gingham, or organdy and gin- 
gham. The most popular development is a waist of white voile 
with skirt of plaid or striped gingham, and collar and cuffs also 
of gingham. The appearance of a separate waist and skirt is 
given, but it is in reality a one-piece dress developed in two 

To go with the gingham dresses that every one is wearing this 
season, the very newest thing is to have your hat trimmed with 
gingham to match the costume, or you may even have the hat 
made entirely of gingham. Such a combination of matching 

hat and gown is most refreshing for informal wear in the coun- 

Summer Lingerie. 

There is a great deal of interest in lingerie, even though it is 
long past January, the month that is usually devoted to thinking 
about it. Nowadays, there is so much that is attractive in new 
lingerie that in early summer the shops display as many tempt- 
ing things in the line of lingerie as it is their rule to do in the 
first month of the year. French underwear is the thing this sea- 
son, and every one knows how utterly charming this fine lingerie 
always is. The sheerest materials are used with quantities of 
fine Valenciennes lace insertion and edging, as well as the most 
exquisite hand embroidery. Lace is sometimes applied with 
hemstitching at the edge, and this gives a much daintier effect 
than the plain stitching while it is just as practical. Other tell- 
ing details such as rows of tiny tucks above the hems of night- 
gowns, and lace insertion applied in several rows at even dis- 
tances apart and finished with edging, contribute to the unusual 
charm of the French lingerie. Of course, there are delicately 
colored pink and blue ribbons to give the finishing touches to 
these fascinating garments. 

Beige and Sand-Colored Dresses. 

At every turn these days one is confronted by numbers of 
beige and sand-colored dresses. These are in the light-wool 
fabrics, chiefly gabardine, wool jersey and the very closely 
knitted fabrics. It is very seldom that they are not trimmed 
with soutache, beads or the machine chain-stitch embroidery, 
and in most cases these trimmings are in self color. Sometimes 
a contrasting color appears, however, and dark red is one of the 
most effective against sand color. When dresses of this type are 
not trimmed with embroidery in any of the popular forms, their 
only finish is a collar of white satin or organdy and sometimes 
a patent leather or suede belt. 

Speaking of the popularity of soutache and chain-stitching, 
both of these now appear on hats. There are some new tam-o'- 
shanters of satin with the crowns covered with either soutache or 
the stitching. 

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The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
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and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
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The ocean voice is always calling. Why not 
dine on the brink of the glorious Pacific. 




San Francisco News Letter 

July 21, 1917 

Library Table 

Toward the Goal. 

This comprises those entertaining and illuminating letters 
written by Mrs. Humphrey Ward from the war front, with char- 
acteristic introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. The series is in 
a sense a sequel to "England's Effort" — one of the most suc- 
cessful of all war books — published a year ago. It is, in fact, 
a graphic revelation of the verification at the front of the pro- 
phecy "England's Effort" implied — that as England's effort 
was to the utmost she would soon be striking out as hard and as 
skilfully as any belligerent, and in the direction of certain vic- 
tory. These intensely vivid letters from the front, so nobly 
moving in their eloquent enthusiasm, show that England has, 
indeed, "made good." 

Price, $1.50. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 

* * * 

Science and Learning in France. 

The purpose of this copious volume is primarily to put before 
the American public the contributions of France in all scientific 
knowledge, and to show her status in the forefront of the world's 
progress ; in addition to furnish to American university students 
all information bearing on graduate work in France. Each chap- 
ter sets forth a particular field. The ultimate and cardinal mis- 
sion of the book will be an act of homage to French science — to 
let the scholars of France know that their American colleagues 
are eager to pay their tribute. The men who wrote this book 
are qualified to speak on their subjects ; a glance at their names 
will show that their word is decisive. 

Illustrated with photos of the famous men of France. The 

Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Chicago. 

* * » 

"Realization Made Easy." 

Kate Atkinson Bochure sets forth in this book of self-direc- 
tion her ideal method of realizing the inner sense of power and 
attaining one's destiny through God. She believes in prayer, 
and she quotes Emerson's well known saying: "As soon as the 
man is at one with God he will not beg. He will see prayer in 
all action. The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to 
weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his 
oar, are true prayers heard through nature, though for cheap 

Price, $1.10. The Elizabeth Towne Co., Holyoke, Mass. 

* * * 

"Bromley Neighborhood." 

In this new novel, Alice Brown has given a notable literary 
portrait in Ellen. The repressed, self-conscious, yet deep-feeling 
New England girl, who instinctively shrinks from everything 
connected with love, but to whom love comes in an instant and 
forever, is a distinct creation. Her story, a story which intro- 
duces a most interesting group of people, all splendidly deline- 
ated, is of intense appeal and told with the skill, the human 
sympathy, the artistry, which one expects of the author of "The 
Prisoner." The eagerness with which an Alice Brown book is 
anticipated is indicated by the fact that "Bromley Neighbor- 
hood" went into its second edition, and a large one, too, more 
than two weeks before its publication. 

The Macmillan Co., New York. 
* * * 

A Handbook to Embellish Writing and Speech. 

One of the summer books this season will be good for the 
whole year round. It issues from the house of Funk & Wagnalls 
Company, New York, whose works on the art of creating litera- 
ture, by tongue or pen, are so numerous and so helpful. "Fif- 
teen Thousand Useful Phrases," collected and classified by 
Grenville Kleiser, is a practical handbook of pertinent expres- 
sions, striking similes, literary, commercial, conversational and 
oratorical terms, for the embellishment of speech and literature 
and the improvement of the vocabularies of all persons who 

read, write and speak the English language. 

* * * 

The Scar that Tripled. 

Although in effect a piece of brilliant fiction, this is the se- 
quel and true story of Richard Harding Davis' greatest war 
story, "The Deserter," which our readers will remember was 
first published in the September, 1916, Metropolitan. Davis 
last saw the Deserter starting for the front shamed back to duty. 

Read here how Shepherd, the author, found him. Every word 
of this remarkable story is true to fact. The story appears in 
the July Metropolitan. 

* * * 

Dried Vegetables May Help Win the War. 

"Farm and Fireside" says: "We can well profit by the ex- 
perience of the far-sighted Germans, against whom the Allies 
and our country are now contending, in the matter of preserving 
food for future use by drying. Germany has successfully dried 
fruit and vegetables on a large scale for years, and the dried 
products now form a substantial part of the nation's diet. The 
Germans do not can products as extensively as we do, and the 
dried food largely takes the place of canned fruit and vege- 

* * * 

In an interview with Darwin P. Kingsley, a writer in the July 
American Magazine reports : " 'Suppose you explain, Mr. Kings- 
ley, some of the differences between the $l,000-a-year and the 
$5,000-a-year man.' 'Punch, faithfulness, capacity for work 
and inclination for it,' returned the life insurance president, 
'make up the yardstick which measures most differences in 
salary. It's not at all difficult to spot the youth who has the 
makings of a winner. The $5,000-a-year man, to begin with, 
is always on the job. He is too busy to watch the clock. He is 
likely to be quicker at his work than the man at the next desk, 
and he is always looking for more things to do. In a roomful of 
clerks, the man who is always holloing for heavier tasks doesn't 
have to ask for promotions.' " 

» * * 

The Century Company announces for publication in June : 
"Russia of Yesterday and To-morrow," by Baroness Souiny; 
"The Reconstruction of Poland and the Near East," by Herbert 
Adams Gibbons; "Doing My Bit for Ireland," by Margaret 
Skinnider; "Constantine I and the Greek People," by Paxton 
Hibben, and "Textbook of Naval Aeronautics," by Henry 

* * * 

"Meditations for Life and Power," a vest pocket edition, sets 
forth a series of prayers on thanksgiving, hours of indecision, 
fear of evil and meditations for each day. The Elizabeth Towne 
Co., Holyoke, Mass. 


I have a friend who likes to chat 

On things that he has read; 
He isn't such a bore, at that, 

When all is done and said. 
But he commits one dire offense 

That hits me on the raw — 
He will explain the difference 

'Twixt Chesterton and Shaw! 

I know not why it is I must 

Submit, with inward woe, 
To hear this dreary theme discussed, 

Wherever I may go; 
'Twere as significant to me 

The parallel to draw 
Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee, 

As Chesterton and Shaw. 

To every eager, cultivated youth, 

I must pretend surprise 
To learn that one makes lies of truth, 

And "one makes truth of lies." 
And each discovers it anew, 

And I must treat with awe 
The Tricky Tenets of the Two — 

Of Chesterton and Shaw! 

Oh, let the ancient subject go, 

And I'll be well content 
To swear that all you say is so 

Without an argument; 
And I will grant you, if you please, 

By God's mysterious law, 
That chalk is different from cheese, 

And Chesterton from Shaw! 

— Ted Robinson in Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

*an f|i8*«co 

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By their crops ye shall know our local amateur vege- 
table gardeners. 

The alibi seems to be the favorite game in the Mooney 

dynamiting case. 

War brides are rapidly becoming the most popular qual- 
ity of the service. 

Conscription proved to be a serviceable net that slack- 
ers couldn't slip through. 

Too many men are following the flag fluttering from 

the front of an automobile these days. 

Lick plate, lick Kaiser, lick hell, seems to cover all the 

radical war commandments up to date. 

Three Roosevelts in the field certainly offer a service- 
able excuse for the Austrian nation to surrender. 

The acid test of hard work is awaiting the irrepressible 

I. W. W.'s who are preparing to break into Alameda County. 

Germany has assessed Roumania $50,000,000. Evi- 
dently the Kaiser is beginning early to kite war indemnities. 

Have you noticed that khaki dress is rapidly becoming 

the fashion with the girls who are determined to become war 
brides ? 

Uncle Sam is sending 20,000 doctors abroad for war ser- 
vice in the hospitals. How bill collecting will languish in the 

Germany will certainly be forced to float another war 

fund issue in order to pay the "spy" paymasters that are flood- 
ing this country. 

The new German chancellor, Dr. George Michaelis, ac- 
cepted his portfolio, this week. A few months will show how 
deadly it was loaded. 

Young men are becoming so scarce in the local dancing 

set, owing to the call of war, that society has gone into the 
country to mourn and knit Red Cross supplies. 

English women have at last won their suffrage, but the 

voting age was placed at thirty years, a hurdle that many mar- 
riageable women of that age may decline to take. 

Kellogg, the "Love Pirate," escaped prosecution in the 

courts. The half-dozen gushing soul mates did not have the 
heart to press the charges against him, and Kellogg is back in 
his lucrative business. 

Did Food Conserver Herbert Hoover gain all his knowl- 
edge along that line from watching skillful Mrs. Hoover han- 
dle the game on the militant allowance he gave her? 

A careful scrutiny of the athletes who were examined 

physically for the elective draft show that the great majority 
have inclinations to bonehead, flat feet and Charley horse. 

Tuna catches in Southern California waters are swamp- 
ing the canneries there, and prospectively will help to swamp 
the H. C. L. when they are tumbled on the markets of the 

When talking to his publicity man, Charley Chaplin 

casually mentions that his salary is $1,793,673.17 for a short 
engagement in the films, but — when the income tax revenue 
officer calls, the figures are abbreviated to $673.17. 

Our proposed aerial fleet for Europe must "absolutely" 

have 10,000 machines, as many trained aviators, and two billion 
dollars extra pay for them, according to aero experts. With all 
that "preparedness" behind them they surely will fly high. 

A movement is on foot to manufacture nitrates out of 

hot air here in California so as to provide fanners with a 
stimulus for their crops. Why not transform our usual State 
legislature at Sacramento into the headquarters of such a hot 
air industry? 

For the first time in their careers, a large number of the 

leading "movie men" acting in the films will have an extraor- 
dinary opportunity to play the real thing. The selective draft 
has carried them into the ranks of the troops bound for the 
front in Europe. 

Secretary Tumulty is said to be planning to run for U. 

S. Senator in New Jersey next year. The running would prove 
healthy political exercise, but under the circumstances, resting 
in the White House with the doves of peace cooing overhead 
is far more profitable. 

In abandoning his Teuton title recently, King George 

of England did not lose much. Titles are rapidly going into 
the junk pile in Europe. It is said that former Americans who 
purchased them at peak prices several decades ago are out of 
pocket approximately $43,983,261.37. 

The prestige of the ubiquitous submarine blew up when 

the U. S. transports carrying troops to France fought them off 
without losing a man. No wonder von Bethmann-Hollweg re- 
signed from the chancellorship when his pet U-boat theory col- 
lapsed. Try the next torpedo on a hospital ship, Bill. 

An ardent and enthusiastic couple were married in San 

Francisco two weeks ago, separated in San Jose after three 
days of suspense, divorced in Oakland a week later, and the 
gasping husband found a position in Richmond after several 
cays' search, only to find that his salary was required for ali- 
rrony. Apparently the "Wish Bone" route of the bay cities 
completely covers the course of local matrimony, alimony and 
other things phoney. 


San Francisco 
Needs a Hand. 

According to the San Francisco 
Bureau of Government Research 
the board of supervisors showed 
some signs of intelligence in assem- 
bling and working out the details of the annual budget. After 
many suggestions regarding a proper method of attack the esti- 
mates were prepared and itemized according to a standard uni- 
form classification of objects of expenditure. Extensive classi- 
fication hearings were held. A modern form of appropriation 
ordinance to facilitate methods was finally established, some- 
thing that should have been established years ago. Property 
owners have been assured that the tax rate for next year will 
be lower (?) After years of strenuous endeavor, it begins to 
look at last that the fiduciary department of the city had started 
on a proper form of procedure and record. There is still much 
to be done along this line, as well as 
to properly :heck up against lapses 
of the old laissez faire order. The 
meetings of the board of supervis- 
ors are as irresponsible, belliger- 
ant and catch-as-catch-can, as ever, 
but out of them time, tide and a 
better developed class of politics 
may switch the personnel of this 
administrative body into a class of 
representatives of constructive 
civic betterment. The report shows 
strongly that King Politics still ag- 
gressively holds the fort at the 
Civic Center. Various departments 
there are strongly intrenched behind 
defying barbed wire entanglements 
in order to maintain there big staffs 
of deputies, sub-deputies and 
scores of lazy hangers-on under 
good pay; a force of myrmidons 
used almost solely to do daily poli- 
tics for their masters in order to 
guarantee a grip on a large per- 
centage of the tax money gathered 
by the budget. The Chamber of 
Commerce and other leading insti- 
tutions in this city ought to get to- 
gether again, go over the local po- 
litical situation, and repeat the 
same kind of victory they so han- 
dily won at the last election against 
the picketing abuse. The voting 
public stood by the Chamber of 
Commerce in clearing up such dan- 
gerous innovations, and they will 
this time in electing proper candi- 
dates on the board of supervisors. 
A change of this kind is imperative 
if San Francisco is to occupy the 
high position that seems to be her 


Some of the American newspapers 
Food Pirates. are beginning to compare Hoover 

with food dictators of history, with 
the result that he is listed as the greatest commissariat since 
Joseph emblazoned his name in the history of Egypt. The name 
of the lady, whose predilections for him, need not be mentioned 
even if by left-handed favor she introduced him into the lime- 
light of history. Joseph was more successful in cornering the 
corn of the world than young Leiter of Chicago, but the up-to- 
date flour barons of Chicago and the barreled flour satraps of 
Minnesota could put him over a barrel and squeeze every scu- 
dali out of his coat of many colors. Extortionate food pirates 
were as rapacious in Egypt in those days as they now are in 
these United States. Owing to their pernicious practice, many 
lines of food are cheaper in England than in the United States 
to-day, despite the fact that this year we are gathering by far 
the greatest harvest in our history. These knaves are the virus 
in the body politic, the ticks that suck the blood from the in- 

Uncle Sam — "You perfer this kind of intervention ? All right !" 

— De Amsterdammer 

dustrial class of the nation. If Hoover can put these ticks out 
of business he deserves an immortal statue beside the Goddess 
of Liberty on Bedloe Island. 

In a recent letter Mr. Hoover said, among other pertinent 
things regarding the present abnormal food prices, that the 
price of wheat for the harvest of 1916 was $1.51 to the pro- 
ducer. Yet this very wheat was sold for $3.25, with the result 
that the price of flour, which particularly interests the public, 
has been placed upon this purely speculative price of wheat, 
so that the consumer, through one evil cause or another, has 
suffered an increase of 50 to 100 per cent, from which the pro- 
ducer has gained exactly nothing. 

The bureau of markets shows a like robbery in the sale of 
meats. On July 1st there were in 243 storage plants alone 105,- 
174,204 pounds of beef, as compared with 88,078,061 on the 
corresponding day of the previous 
year. In plain English, during a 
year when the poorer part of the 
population had been compelled 
largely to give up meat owing to the 
rapidly increasing price caused by 
alleged shortage, 243 storage plants 
alone increased their surplus from 
88,000,000 to 105,000,000 pounds. 
During the same year the holdings 
of cured beef increased 65.7 per 
cent, while the total holdings of 
poultry, for the same period, showed 
an increase of 479.7 per cent. Most 
householders will recall the high 
price of turkeys during last Christ- 
mas, and the dear public can easily 
figure out the why and the where- 
fore. The story is a long one, O pa- 
tient and enduring public, but the 
cause roots in your own patience. 
Organize and efface these food 
thieves, or make your representa- 
tives in the Assembly and Congress 
clear the situation. 

Security Investors Protect 

A significant movement of the 
times is the action of the proposed 
organization of the Investors' Pro- 
tective Association of America in 
Boston. Their plan is to unite the 
owners of stocks and bonds of Am- 
erican railroads, public utility and 
industrial corporations of the coun- 
try. They claim that for years the 
security holders of our corporations 
have been helpless to assert them- 
selves for the protection of their 
rights and the conservation of their 
properties. Organization, they in- 
sist, is the one solution, the only means of making the voice of 
the real owners of our corporations heard in the conduct of the 
affairs of their companies. Investors have been lagging in get- 
ting inside the safety zone where laborers, farmers, professional 
men, merchants and bankers have for years availed themselves 
of the advantages of such associations in co-operative bodies. 
These stockholders assert that to this condition may be charged 
the frequent abuses of stockholders' rights and the glaring ex- 
ploitations and financial mismanagements of corporations, with 
which the financial history of the world is replete. In this 
country, investors have relied almost entirely upon the invest- 
ment banker for protection, but the protection secured through 
this channel has been manifestly inadequate and defective. 
Though American investors have more than $50,000,000 of their 
savings invested in railroad and industrial securities, they have 
had no proper cohesive, mutual organization to protect them- 
selves. The experience of the past three years has taught 
them a lesson: hence their present action to get inside the 
safety line, which means they have simply been swept up by 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

the great co-operation wave that is sweeping over the indus- 
trial, capital, transportation and other forms of human activity 
in this topsy-turvey world. 



Everybody is talking about the prospective new war song 
and the inevitable new national anthem these days, and great 
is the talk. People who know much or little about music and 
psychology are writing reams of letters to the newspapers, and 
the newspapers, on their part, are reminiscing, analyzing, pro- 
phesying, conjecturing, counseling and adjuring. The usual 
prizes have been announced for the most efficacious substitute 
to the "Star-Spangled Banner." Singers, organists, conductors, 
educators, artists, financiers, folks with brains and folks with- 
out them tell why the tune or the words or both are good or bad, 
as the case may be; and when the popular tenor has proved one, 
the popular conductor, or bandmaster, or organist effectually 
demonstrates the opposite. Simultaneously a number of indi- 
viduals set themselves the dubious task of choosing the Ameri- 
can equivalent to "Tipperary" from among the transient musi- 
cal comedy abominations and the indefatigable purveyors to the 
lowest order of musical appetites grind out fearful messes that 
shall be to our armies what "There'll Be a Hot Time" was to 
those in the Spanish war. 

The whys and wherefores, the pros and cons, the history, the 
philosophy, the psychology of this whole matter of musical 
popularity and popular musicality has been threshed out dozens 
of times, and seems always, nevertheless, to have to be threshed 
out all over again. For this reason the topic never becomes too 
trite to deserve attention. The trouble with those who like to 
argue the matter out along lines of fine and subtle distinction 
lies in their inability to face the issue from the standpoint of 
those most fundamentally affected by it. That the mental and 
psychologic make-up of an individual reacts to certain musical 
stimuli in this or that way under a given set of circumstances is 
no proof whatever that under another it will react in the same 
fashion. Or that, because one person in the quiet of his own 
home or the excitement of a popular gathering is moved in this 
01 that way by a certain tune that others will undergo the same 
experience in the thrall of more trying conditions. 

A war song of the 'Tipperary" or "Hot Time" type, whether 
good or bad according to normal judgment, acquires its hold on 
a body of soldiers by virtue of emotional experiences and asso- 
ciations that cannot enter into the calculations of those not 
obliged to endure them. Like an individual an army has its 
preferences, and often these are unaccountable. To many a 
cool and casual observer there is no more reason why "Tipper- 
ary" should have become what it did than dozens of other 
things, neither better nor worse. The important fact is that it 
did, and the officious, well-meaning folks who are just at pres- 
ent hatching army lyrics or losing sleep in anxiety over the 
troopers' probable choice are but wasting energy. The soldiers 
only are the arbiters of their musical choice. Things quite 
without significance to the civilian give certain songs a military 
value that no amount of premeditation or ingenuity can confer. 
The war song is a product of emotional response to sensations 
and conditions truly known only to such as actually live through 
them. So let the theorists hold their peace. The American 
"Tipperary" will take care of itself and its advent will be in 
proper season. 

Sister Mary is a clerk, and Mabel, two years older, 
Uncle Peter's only child, has got a job as folder. 
Cousin Charley is a page; like lots of other pages. 
He never pages any one, but simply draws his wages. 
Aunty Carrie has a job that doesn't keep her humping, 
And payday is the only time when you can see her jumping. 
Uncle Billy's on the roll; as messenger he's listed; 
He really didn't want the place, but Cousin Jim insisted. 
Mamma has a clerkship, too, and so has little Willie, 
Although to do a lick of work they would consider silly. 
Papa's uncle's cousin's niece, the one they nicknamed Lazy, 
Gets five a week for chewing gum, at which she is a daisy. 
The folders never fold a thing; the clerks they do no clerking. 
And yet the records plainly show that they are all a-working. 
It may look queer, but you'll allow that it is human nature, 
When Cousin John and Uncle Si are in the legislature. 

— Exchange. 

Myer Jaffa, professor of nutrition of the University of 

California, has entered the forum to jolt out of its several 
senses the roistering slogan, "Economize in Food!" Being some 
eater himself, and having a fellow feeling for his kind, Jaffa, in 
academic language, explains that the idea is a bit confusing, 
which translated means "bunk." With the aid of those intel- 
lectual charts that mean so much to the University in educating 
and dazing the common people, Jaffa shows that rent, light 
and fuel have been resting for a year while the cost of food 
has, in the same time, aviated from $33 per month to $45 per 
month, shoes have advanced from $5.25 to $8. A family thus 
forced to the margin of their income would necessarily try to es- 
tablish their stability by economizing in food without the yelps 
of dervish warnings. By and large, the ordinary American 
family endeavors to economize in order to accumulate savings 
and thereby insure its future prospects. A little horse sense 
should be displayed in preaching food economy these days, 
when families require the best of sustenance. There is a sword 
of Damocles swinging from the ceiling of every ordinary house- 
hold in the land : the H. C. L. and the food pirates see to it that 
no family becomes extravagant. 

-Great Scott! Not the Scott on trial just now in the 

Federal court, on a charge of being short in his accounts to the 
government, but the other Scot or Scott who is always short in 
municipal and national government affairs. The Twin Peaks 
tunnel ought to be included under this category and promptly 
named Scott, for, alas! it has been discovered after casting up 
the accounts of its construction that it is short, very short; in 
f act^ it has a bad dose of the Scott habit. The painful news must 
be given the wearied taxpayer that the tunnel is $300,000 in 
the hole. A Scott hole. Happily, it was the taxpayers' money 
as usual that was dropped by the Board of Works, and the 
usual phony explanation will be handed citizens that the season 
of digging tunnels on the peninsula was viciously affected by 
the firing of the big guns in Europe and the high cost of living. 
The high cost of living ought easily to carry the board to the 
first safety station on Market street and an easy and pliable 
conscience. Let the futile taxpayer wail and rage : there's a 
new little taxpayer born every hour north of the slot. The 
Scotts at the Civic Center should worry, while the taxpayer 
salves his goose flesh. 

So successful is the resourceful Kaiser in stirring up 

trouble through his spy and dissension agents in foreign lands 
that one cannot help feeling that unconsciously he is planting 
the same fruitful seed in Teutonic ground, and that the harrow- 
ing day will come when he will rue these spectacular con- 
quests. Apparently he has succeeded in fomenting anarchy 
in Russia and splitting the coherence of its army as a fighting 
force by stirring sedition through certain bribes given social- 
ist and radical leaders there. History cites numbers of anala- 
gous instances where autocratic power has been knocked off its 
throne by this same boomerang. God help the Kaiser in these 
t Tforts to acquire this same boomerang, for he needs it to crown 
his glory in torpedoing hospital vessels flying the red cross, 
Lusitanias, wrecked neutrals on floating rafts, and for intro- 
ducing poisonous gases into warfare, the vandal destruction 
of temples of art belonging to the enemy, robbing the banks of 
captured cities and carrying women off into slavery. 

The split verdict in the Mooney dynamiting case ex- 
pressed itself in rancorous explanations, the natural results of 
such rabid, pent feelings. A torrent of vindictiveness is still 
ir store with Old Man Turbulence and the Devil standing in 
the background and grinning at the situation. The Grim God of 
War stirring up hades in Europe has nothing in relentlessness 
en the prime movers behind the dynamiting of the Prepared- 
ness parade. The jury was out eight hours in a contest fought 
tc a frazzle. Old Nick sensed that practically every man on 
the jury felt exactly where he stood on the verdict as soon as 
he passed the quiz of the attorneys and was noted by the clerk 
as accepted. The testimony introduced in the trial only stimu- 
lated the virus of flaming rancorous dissent among the two sides 
of jurymen. The only appeal in the case worthy of considera- 
tion is to take it to the High Court of Hades. 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

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Principes D'Equitation 

By Captain J. Dilhan 
Number 6 

Exercise No. 4. 

Taking right or left foot in right or left hand. — Raise the 
right foot back until you can reach it with the right hand on the 
instep. If this is too difficult, clasp the leg near the knee and 
slide the hand gradually backward until the foot is reached. 
Repeat the movement with the left foot and the left hand ; then 
with one foot in each hand at the same time. During this exer- 
cise the body must be kept straight and the knees adherent to 
the saddle. This will prepare your legs for the time when you 
will need all their power to train a horse for the gallop, the 
jump and the high school steps. 

Exercise No. 5. 

Motion of the Loins in all directions. — Place your hands on 
your hips, throw your loins alternately forward and backward, 
then to the right and the left. Now rotate from left to right and 
from right to left. This exercise is made without the help of 
the hands when the horse is in motion, the hands being needed 
tG guide the horse. The loins are aptly called "the spring of the 

Exercise No. 6. 

Standing up straight on knees with and without stirrups. — 
Press hard with your knees; rise, throw the loins forward un- 
til your shoulder, hip and knee are on the same vertical, the 
feet well back, with as little support as possible from the stir- 
rups; in fact, this exercise can also be made without stirrups. 
The arms must be free to move at will, permitting you to prac- 
tice uppercuts and swings if you desire. A cavalry man thus 
posted on his horse can use his sword most effectively. 

Exercise No. 7. 

Exercises with the arms in all possible ways. — It would be 
too long to describe here all the movements which can be made 
with the arms. It is only necessary to refer to any book on 
calisthenics treating of such exercises with or without dumb- 
bells. You may practice when you are well seated on the sad- 
dle or up on your knees. 

Exercise No. 8. 

Jumping on horseback — jumping down. — This exercise is 
very practical, for young riders, and an excellent exercise for 
every one. Take with your left hand a good bunch of mane 
close to the roots, the little finger down. Put the palm of the 
right hand on the pommel of the saddle, the two hands at a 
convenient distance. Standing close to the horse, make a light 
spring and jump until your weight is supported by both arms, 
which have straightened. Throw the upper part of the body 
slightly over the horse to keep a good balance. With heels 
close together, raise your body as high as possible, press with 
the left knee against the shoulder of the horse, pass the right 
leg over his back and drop lightly into the saddle. 

Jumping Down. — Take the mane with the left hand as before; 
put the right hand on the pommel, raise the body on both hands 
and pass the right leg over the back of the horse until both 
knees come together against his shoulder. Stand erect for a 
moment, then drop gently, bending the knees a little as you 
reach the ground. 

Exercise No. 9. 

Sitting to the left — to the right, and facing to the tail of the 
horse, by passing the legs successively over his neck and back. 
— This is the best exercise to develop the balance and give con- 

fidence. It must be done first with the help of the hands, then 
with arms crossed on the chest or on the back. 

Being properly seated on the saddle, lean back and pass the 
right leg extended over the neck of the horse, and by an effort 
of loins bring your body facing to the left, and then toward the 
back. Pass the left leg over the back until you are seated fac- 
ing to the tail. Be sure at that moment to pat your horse on 
his hips, to induce him not to kick, and by so doing put you in 
a precarious condition. Then pass the right leg over the back 
and follow with the left leg over the neck. Start again with 
the left leg first, as you did with the right. 

Mme. Melba in Her Australian Home 

Mme Melba has just returned to Melbourne after a six 
months' holiday in Honolulu and North America. When she 
left Australia, it was with the intention of enjoying a holiday 
for six months. She was determined to have a complete change 
in Honolulu, but once she was settled there she began again 
her patriotic work of giving concerts for the benefit of war re- 
lief funds. Now she has come home brimful of determination 
further to help the war work as well as the art world of Aus- 
tralia. She has arranged to return to America to sing in opera 
in October, and she is evidently endeavoring not to waste one 
moment of her time. 

In the past, when Mme. Melba has come home after an ex- 
tended absence, no effort has been spared to give her a fitting 
public welcome. This time, however, by her express desire she 
was met only by her son, Mr. George Armstrong, with whom 
she motored to her house in the hills at Lilydale. 

She stayed at home for exactly one day before she motored 
to the Albert Street Conservatoriurn, where more than 100 stu- 
dents of singing were waiting to welcome her. 

It is not easy to describe that welcome. 

The conservatoriurn is a quaint, old-fashioned building, with 
p huge central staircase. On that staircase stood the students. 
They were all dressed in white, following a simple design exe- 
cuted by Mme. Melba, and against the mulberry-colored back- 
ground they made a beautiful picture. As she stepped from her 
car, cheer after cheer rang out, and in an instant she was 
amongst the students, laughing, talking, joking, all at once. If 
the students were happy and excited to see her, she was more 
happy to see them. To an onlooker it seemed that they were 
her greatest interest in life. 

Within a short space of time, students and teacher were in 
the large class room, which was decked with flowers. The ac- 
companist was at the piano. 

"Who will sing first?" cried Mme. Melba. Then without 
waiting for a reply, she added : "Come along, Peggy," and a 
charming young American from Honolulu had to show the great 
artist that she had worked as well as played in the six months 
just gone. 

Only those people who have been privileged to watch Mme. 
Melba teach can know what her lessons mean. All her stu- 
dents are ambitious and keenly appreciative of the opportunity 
she is giving them. They come from the back blocks of Aus- 
tralia, from the cities of the different States, from New Zealand, 
from Honolulu and from America. With each mail are re- 
ceived many requests from all parts of the world from students 
anxious to study with her. To one and all her reply is: "Come 
to the conservatory in Melbourne, and you can have lessons." 

In her students Mme. Melba sees the future of Australian 
art, and she is molding that future according to her highest 
ideals. She has been acclaimed great in the world of art and 
she is determined that her native land shall take its place 
amongst the great art centers. For this end she works and 
gives lessons to her students. She not only trains their voices 
but she fosters their love of the beautiful in art and nature. If 
these Australians assimilate her teachings, they should be not 
only fine performers, but fine women. 


Life is a flame that flickers in the wind, 

A bird that crouches in the fowler's net — 
Nor may between her flutterings forget 

That hour the dreams of youth were unconfined. 

— Abu'1-Ala. 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

Julia Arthur Headliner at Orpheum. 

Julia Arthur headlines the Orpheum this week — or to be more 
exact, she lights the bill with the torch of patriotism and the 
audience kindles to the spectacle, "Liberty Aflame," in a man- 
ner that leaves no lingering doubt about the mood of America 
in the present crisis. 

Julia Arthur is an actress trained in the school which devel- 
oped the best in American dramatic art. She came to the stage 
just in time to escape the modern method of manufacturing stars 
overnight, of turning the incandescents on a personality and 
sending technique to the junk pile. The result is that she has 
the dignity, the repose, the fine sweep of gesture and the mag- 
nificent voice of the old 
school. And yet she 
edges close enough to 
the modern method to 
escape the flambuoyant, 
declamatory elocution of 
the elder days. 

The result is that she 
gets a fine effect out of 
lines that in less skill- 
ful hands might easily 
approach burlesque. As 
for the spectacle itself it 
leaves nothing to be de- 
sired. The background, 
the arrangement of the 
pedestal on which Miss 
Arthur stands as the 
goddess of liberty, the 
folds of her gown, the 
lighting effects, all the 
accessories , were con- 
ceived and carried out 
by genuine artists. Miss 
Arthur rises, a tall, slen- 
der, but withal com- 
manding figure, high 
above the audience, and 
in accents rich and deep, 
calls forth all the patriot- 
ism in the audience. As 
a piece of war time pro- 
paganda it "can't be 
beat," as the Yankee 
would say. 

Trixie Friganza still 
bulges merrily on the 
program, interrupted by 
Ten Eyck and Heily in 
their dances. However, 
we like the interruption, 
much as we miss Trixie 
while she changes her 
costume, for there is no 
doubt that Ten Eyck 
has as lovely a figure as 
Annette Kellermann — 

and greater praise than this has no critic for woman who walks 
the earth or paddles the waters thereof. 

We are likewise grateful to Trixie Friganza for wearing the 
same costumes with which she delighted the understanding eye 
last week. They are the loveliest things I have ever seen de- 
signed for curvilinear effects, rich and costly fabrics, and so 
spotlessly clean — which does not always happen in vaudeville. 
As for Trixie's patter and songs, it loses none of its luster. 

Buster Santos and Jacque Hays are likewise delighting the 
audiences again this week. Buster is keeping up her weight 
in gTeat form, and her partner still looks like a discouraged 
string bean, and one wonders just how girls as clever in the 
head as both these young ladies undoubtedly are, really feel 

Martha Hedman. the bcauli 

ul Swedish actress, who will appeal in 
Thealre next week 

about capitalizing their avoirdupois and lack of it, when they 
have so much cacital in their gray matter. However, they will 
doubtless go right on doing it, since there is so much more 
money in it — and besides, it adds much to the joys of vaude- 
ville audiences. 

The programme is unusually good. No one who is at all in 

step with vaudeville will pass by the Orpheum this week. 

* * * 

"Come Out of the Kitchen" at the Columbia. 

Henry Miller is now in New York, and Ruth Chatterton and 
Bruce McRae are playing "Come Out of the Kitchen" at the 
Columbia to audiences plural in number in spite of the fact 

that the play has been 
produced here times be- 
yond the optimism of 
the first nighter who saw 
its initial performance 
and sent it rejoicing on 
the road to success. 

Now that the Miller 
season is drawing to a 
close, one feels the sad- 
ness of parting with 
friends — dear and hon- 
ored friends who insist 
that it is only au revoir, 
but nevertheless it is a 
parting, and one never 
leaves a friend without a 
tear in the smile of fare- 

Before Henry Miller 
departed, he contradict- 
ed the report that he 
would not come out 
again next year. His 
present intention is to 
have his usual summer 
season at the Columbia. 
The Henry Miller Thea- 
tre in New York is near- 
ing completion, and Mr. 
Miller hurried on ahead 
of his company to per- 
sonally supervise some 
of the details. He 
frankly announces that 
he is in a quandary 
about "Anthony in Won- 
derland," and hesitates 
to bet with himself whe- 
ther New York will like 

All San Francisco was 
divided into three equal 
parts — enthusiasts, near- 
enthusiasts, and not-at- 
allists. How is a stage 
manager, who keeps his 
ear to the ground, to know whether the sum of enthusiasm, tol- 
erance and indifference manifested here will ever add up right 
in New York. How is he to be sure that geography can ever 
affect arithmetic? Small wonder that Mr. Miller does not 
know whether "Anthony" will conquer New York. 

Galsworthy's "A Bit of Love" likewise has an interrogation 
point after it in the astute mind of this master stage craftsman. 
So Mr. Miller goes to see about the finishing touches of his new 
playhouse, not at all convinced that the two new plays, or even 
one of them, which he produced out here, will spell instant 
New York success. San Francisco, which usually puts a period 
atter what it has to say, has in this instance put the question 

1 The Boraerang " at the Columbia 

San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

"Hit-the-Trail-Holiday at 
the Alcazar. 
"Hit-the-Trail- Holliday" 
is on again for this week at 
the Alcazar, and William 
Boyd and his excellent sup- 
port are continuing to dem- 
onstrate the fact that stock 
companies can give plays 
at popular prices without 
impairing the intrinsic 
value of the play — to the 
contrary, they sometimes 
discover hidden virtues in 
.it which the high priced 
productions fail to deliver 
to the audiences. If there 
is any one in town who has 
not seen Holliday hit the 
trail, he can do so any night 
this week, or take his 
choice of three matinees. 
My advice is to go and be 

pleasantly amused. 
* * * 

Capital Ail-Round Bill at 
Mile. Bianca must have 

been born dancing, for she 

possesses all the sylph-like 

grace, the supple motion 

and the innate spirit of an 

art that rules the human 

race. All of which is de- 
lightfully appreciated by 

the big audiences now 

packing the Pantages af- 
ternoon and evening. For 

seven years she was the 

ruling premiere of the New 

York Metropolitan Opera 

Company, but she does not 

require the stencil stamp of 

that organization to prove 

her distinction and her sat- 
isfying art. Her scenic 

backgrounds are rarely 

beautiful, with their drifting clouds and moving water, and other 

magical effects. She is artistically assisted by two clever 
dancers, M. Korsakoff and Wilhelmina Bagnhild. 

An original and novel idea delightfully carries the capital 
singing and dancing act headed by Doc. Baker and Elaine July- 
ette, the background and characters being copied from leading 
American magazines. Baker has versatility, a pleasing voice 
and understands the game of getting his points over the foot- 
lights. The "Fashion Girls" in their fetching, fluffy costumes, 
develop kaleidoscopic action filled with flashing legs, tuneful 
choruses and some lightning costume changes on the part of the 
versatile Baker. 

Will Morrissy is an original and versatile character, and all 
he requires is a broomstick or the leg of a piano to keep the 
audience laughing over his paprika sallies, songs, sage advice 
and droll experiences. Vaudeville fun oozes from him without 
any aid from his pianist. Joyful Dorothy Vaughn was evidently 
planned by heaven to sing jolly songs, or the songs would 
ooze out of her pores to the keen delight of her hearers. Ed. 
F. Reynard is tagged as a famous ventriloquist. He is some- 
thing more than that in the clever way he handles a number of 
surprises in an unusual act. The dancing xylophonist is an 
original : so is the eighth incident in the startling reel of "The 
Neglected Wife." 

i Kalama next week at the Orpheum 

nee. "Rubeville" will 
greatly contribute to the 
jollification of the audi- 
ence. The general store 
that is to be found in every 
village is used as a locale. 
Here are brought together 
around the old wood stove 
all of the characters com- 
monly known as "sodburst- 
ers." The chair-warmers 
comprise the silver clarinet 
band, the pride and joy_ of 
every farming community, 
and the rural male quartet, 
without which no husking 
bee or quilting party would 
be complete. The cast in- 
cludes Harry B. Watson 
and Jere Delaney for the 
stellar roles. Mr. Watson 
is seen as the proprietor of 
the general store, and con- 
tributes a clever and di- 
verting character sketch. 
Mr. Delaney plays to the 
life I. M. Quick, the glib, 
silvery tongued and slangy 
advance agent. Princess 
Kalama and her selected 
Hawaiian company will 
present "Echoes of Kil- 
auea," a spectacular nov- 
elty. Kalama is the Pav- 
lowa of Honolulu, and her 
hula-hula is as free from 
vulgarity as any of Pav- 
lowa's classic numbers. 
"Motor Boating," with Tom 
McCrea and a capable 
crew of entertainers, is a 
distinct novelty and a ser- 
ies of laughs. Countess 
Nardini is one of the very 
few women accordionists in 
vaudeville. She is a virtu- 
oso on the accordion, and 

Advance Announcements 

Julia Arthur Still Stars at Orpheum. — Julia Arthur, who is 
creating a patriotic furore at the Orpheum, in Roland Burke 
Hennessey's patriotic spectacle, "Liberty Aflame," will begin 
the second and last week of her engagement next Sunday mati- 

her success has been great. Hugh Herbert and his company in 
"The Prediction," Elmer El Clive and Nan O'Connor will also 
be included in the bill, and Harry Carroll, a popular composer, 
will sing new songs. 

* • • 

Greek Theatre. — With a chorus of two hundred voices a sym- 
phony orchestra of fifty instrumentalists, soloists and dramatic 
reader, Mendelssohn's opera, "Athalia" will be heard in the 
Greek Theatre on Saturday night, July 28th. This will be the 
last of the Summer Session entertainments. Mrs. A. W. Scott, 
Jr., has been invited to interpret the dramatic action. Mrs. 
Scott was leading woman for Robert Mantell for two seasons 
in his elaborate revivals of "Macbeth" and "The Taming of 
the Shrew." Mrs. Orrin Kip McMurray and Mrs. George Car- 
ter will sing the soprano roles, while the contralto solos will be 
sung by Mrs. Irene LeMoir Schulz and Mrs. Estelle Huston. 
The Berkeley Oratorio Society and the Summer Session Choral 
Class will interpret the chorus. 

* * * 

People's Philharmonic Orchestra. — The fifth and last concert 
of the present series of the People's Philharmonic Orchestra 
will be given at the Cort Theatre, Sunday afternoon, July 29, 
1917, at three p. m. This series of popular-priced concerts have 
proved the most delightful musical attraction given in San 
Francisco since the opera days at the old Tivoli. The "Eroica" 
by Beethoven will open the program of July 29th. Director 
Sokoloff has made a special study of this work under the world's 
foremost Beethoven exponents, and a rendition of the highest 
order is expected of this masterpiece, which is veritably steeped 
in musical beauty. The many requests for a repetition of the 
exquisite symphonic sketch, "On the Steppes of Central Asia," 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

by Borodine, which created a sensation at the first concert of 
the Philharmonic series, has prompted Sokoloff to repeat it. 
This composition is a masterpiece in local coloring and de- 
scriptive episodes. The enchanting First Nocturne by De 
Bussy, the greatest of the modern French composers, will be 
the third number. This dainty composition, with its enchanting 
rhythms and fascinating harmonies, is done in the character- 
istic style of De Bussy. The closing number will be "Les Pre- 
ludes" by Liszt, with their wealth of beauty and melodic sim- 

* * * 

Pantages. — With a brilliant cast, headed by Mannie Burke, 
late of "The World of Frolic," a bevy of pretty girls and many 
catchy melodies, "Honeymoon Isle" will be the big headline 
attraction at the Pantages, commencing Sunday matinee. In 
the cast of principals are Minnie Burke, the charming little 
comedienne; j'ohn Carroll, Larry Keating and Ray Fay. The 
big added feature will be Ed. Blondell, the noted comedian, in 
the role of the lost boy in "The Boy from Home"; Mr. Blondell 
has made the part a classic of the stage. Mr. Blondell had ap- 
peared in the play, "The Lost Boy," when he created the role, 
and later he brought the play into a vaudeville version, where 
he has been exceptionally successful. The Four Gillespie Sis- 
ters are the queens of melody, their songs being the latest and 
their charms quite evident. Miller and Lyle are colored comics 
whose songs and dances should prove popular with the Pan- 
tages patrons; Correlli Brothers are musicians par excellence. 
Gerrard's monkeys will provide no end of amusement for the 
■older patrons of Pantages, as well as the children who delight 
in the funny antics and the clever tricks of the bright simians. 
"The Neglected Wife," incident nine, will be the screen offering. 

* * * 

Columbia, — One of the season's best bookings in San Fran- 
cisco will be that of "The Boomerang," which comes to the 
Columbia Theatre for two weeks, beginning Monday evening, 
July 30th, direct from a long run in the East. The theme 
touches lightly and with agreeable humor on the psychological 
condition of a youth suffering from the pangs of jealousy, and 
while its fun is said to be of the most delicate shading, especi- 
ally does it excel in the little touches of human nature and its 
exposition of the petty weaknesses of mankind in love. As 
produced by Mr. Belasco, the delicate simplicity of "The Boom- 
erang" is said to stand out conspicuously. In the cast are such 
players of stellar distinction as Arthur Byron, Martha Hedman, 
Wallace Eddinger, Ruth Shepley, Gilbert Douglas, Kathryn 
Keys, Marguerite Chaffee, Dorothy Negrew and many others. 

* * * 

Sunday Organ Recital at Auditorium. — Edwin H. Lemare will 
play Batiste's "Song of Hope" as one of the popular numbers 
at his next recital in the Exposition Auditorium on Sunday af- 
ternoon, July 29th. Lemare will play also his own famous 
"Andantino in D Flat." Other selections for Lemare's recital 
next Sunday are Boccherini's "Minuet," for which there have 
been numerous requests; Elgar's "Salut d'Amour," the "An- 
dante Cantabile" from Tschaikowsky's Fifth Symphony, and 
the overture of Wagner's "Flying Dutchman." Admission is 

10 cents. 

* * * 

John Coivper Powys' Return Visit. — San Franciscans need no 
introduction to John Cowper Powys, and those who had the 
good fortune to hear him last spring will welcome the news that 
there is a prospect of his return in the early fall. Paul Elder 
announces that he is endeavoring to secure a return visit from 
him. In order that there may be a sufficient guaranty to insure 
Powys' visit to San Francisco in October, those who are inter- 
ested will have an opportunity after August 1st to subscribe for 
tickets to his lectures. Application may then be made to the 

Paul Elder Company. 

* * * 

War to End in October, Says Coryn. 

In his lecture last Friday, Sidney Coryn. the well known mili- 
tary expert, stated that in his opinion the war would not last 
longer than October. In the face of general predictions that 
the fighting will continue for at least two years more, this state- 
ment appears rather startling. His weekly lectures on Friday 
mornings at the Paul Elder Gallery are constantly increasing in 
popularity and attendance. He lectures at 10:45 o'clock and 
again at 12:15. 


Successor to Dr. Beth- 
mann-Hollweg in the Im- 
perial Chancellorship of 
Germany. Dr. Michaelis, 
in his policy, will follow up 
the U-submarine boat raids 
and aerial raids on England 
in hopes of terrorizing that 
nation into submission. As 
the right arm of the Kaiser 
in diplomacy, he stands for 
everything that Germany 
can gain through any ex- 
tremity in the war : a pol- . 
icy that Germany must win 
though her enemies perish 
from the earth. 

On the night of August 2d the Cliff House will be trans- 
formed into a cafe reminiscent of Copenhagen for a "Night in 
Denmark" is the setting offered to those who dine there that 
evening. There will be food prepared in Danish fashion with 
the most wonderful Danish pastry for dessert — such pastry as 
one seldom tastes in this country. To show the different kinds 
of Danish sweets, etc., there will be a display buffet arranged 
by L. C. Klitteng, a famous baker of the Isle of Laesoe. Many 
parties are being planned, as this affair promises to be one of 
the most unusual ever given in a San Francisco cafe. 





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CASEY-HAILE. — From Macon, Georgia, where she has been making 
her home of recent years, comes news of the engagement of Miss 
Margaret Casey and Samuel W. M. Haile of Savannah, Georgia. 

CLEVELAND-POOR. — An announcement of local interest was made in 
New Orleans last week when Mrs. Samuel Bennet Cleveland made 
known the engagement of her daughter, Miss Martha Baker Cleveland, 
to Captain Charles Longstreet Poor, son of Mrs. Charles H. Poor, 
of Washington, and a grandson of the late Admiral G. H. Poor. 

EVANS-CAMP. — Mrs. C. W. Evans announced the engagement of Miss 
Bethel Camp to John Alexander Evans recently. 

HUBNER-FRANCK. — Announcement of the engagement of Miss Con- 
stance Hnbner. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hubner of 
San Francisco, and Harry W. Franck of this city, has been announced. 

ROGERS-CERF. — The engagement is announced of Miss Ruth Rogers, 
daughter of Mrs. H. Rogers of this city, to Dr. Richard M. Cerf. 

BERRY-PERKINS. — Miss Dorothy Berry, whose engagement to Waltffljj 

Perkins of Chiquicamata, Chile, was announced a few months ago, 

has chosen this evening for the date of her wedding. 
BERTSCH-LEWIS.— Miss Emilie Abell Bertsch has chosen September 

5th as the date of her marriage to Lieutenant Warfield Monroe Lewis, 

United States Army. 
NEVIN-DALLAM. — Miss Katherine Nevin has named August 30th as the 

date of her marriage to Welwyn Dallam. 
PERKINS-OYSTER. — Miss Ruth Perkins has named August 14th as the 

date of her wedding to Joseph Oyster. 
VALENT1NE-BANDMANN.- An interesting event of Augusf lltli on 

Staten Island, N. Y.. will be the marriage of Miss Juanita Valentine 

and Charles Juls Bandmann of this city. 


BARBAT-LACOMBE. — The marriage of Miss Alice M. Barbat and Pierre 
L. Lacombe took place July 20th. 

BREWSTER-POTTER.— San Francisco friends of Captain Paul PottflJ 
Thirty-seventh Infantry, United States Army, will be much interested 
in the news of his marriage in Laredo, Texas, to Miss Lemar 

HAYES-GRIFFIN.— The wedding of Miss Phyllis Celestia Hayes, daugh- 
ter of Congressman and Mrs. Everis A. Hayes of San Jose, and Robert 
Allen Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin of Santa Monica. 
took place Sunday evening at 9 o'clock at the country home of the 
Hayes' in Edenvale, Santa Clara County. 

ZELT-MADDEN. — The marriage of Miss Marguerite Zelt and Joseph 
Madden was solemnized Tuesday morning at a nuptial mass in St. 
Joseph's Church in Berkeley. 


ADAMS. — Miss Elizabeth Adams entertained Tuesday at a luncheon in 
honor of Mrs. Pennoyer. at the Francisca Club. 

BAKER. — Mrs. George Barr Baker invited a number of her friends to a 
luncheon party at her home in San Mateo Thursday. 

FEE. — Mrs. Charles S. Fee presided at a luncheon Monday afternotffl 
at the Palace Hotel. 

HOTEL OAKLAND. — An elaborate dinner dance will be given at the Hotel 
Oakland on Saturday evening. August 10th. 

MORROW. — Mrs. William M. Morrow was hostess Tuesday at a luncheon 
at her home at the Presidio. 

POPE. — Mrs. George A. Pope was hostess Sunday at a luncheon at Pebble 
Beach Lodge, having as her guests some of the San Franciscan who 
went to the Salinas Rodeo. 

SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott were hosts at a luncheon Wednes- 
day at the St. Francis Hotel. 


ROSS. — A charming tea dance was given at the Santa Barbara Country 
Club on last Saturday by Miss Josephine Ross. The affair was com- 
plimentary to Miss Barbara Donohoe. 

SMITH. — Mrs. John J. Smith was hostess Tuesday at a tea at her new 
home In Hyde street. 


CLOMAN. — Colonel and Mrs. Sydney A. Cloman gave a dinner party 
Wednesday evening at the Burlingame Country Club. 

KILGARIF. — An enjoyable affair Tuesday evening was the dinner at 
which Miss Doris Kllgarif presided in compliment to Miss Florence 

l^AWSON. — Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Lawson entertained Inf alia 

Tuesday evening at their home in honor of some of their young 


GILLESPIE. — Mrs. Albert Edward Gillespie entertained the members Of 
her 500 Club at her attractive quarters in the Presidio Tuesady after- 

MORROW.— -Mrs. William W. Morrow presided at a bridge luncheon Tues- 
day at the Presidio Golf and Country Club. 

LoWENSTEIN. — A theatre party was given by Marcus Lowenstein, on 
Wednesday evening;. The dinner took place at the Palace, where the 
host is a guest during his stay here. Honored guests of the occasion 
were Major-General and Mrs. J. Hunter Liggett. 


BRODIE.— Mrs. Benjamin P. Brodie has come from Santa Barbara for 
a stay of two weeks at the Fairmont. 

BROWNE.— Mrs. Robert S. Browne is home from New York, where she 
has been visiting with her son. Jack Browne, who sailed not long 
ago for France to join the American Field Ambulance. 

DAVIDSON. — Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Davidson returned recently from their 
honeymoon in the South, and will live at the home of the hitter's 
mother. Mrs. F. F. Wedekind. 

FEE.— Mrs. Charles S. Fee and the Misses Marcia and Elizabeth Fee, 
have returned home from Del Monte. 

PI 'M A.— Mrs. Stephen Fuqua, Mrs. George Glbbs and Mrs. J. C. Welch 
have just completed a most enjoyable and successful motor trip to 
the Feather River. 

GODFREY. — Peninsula society is extending a warm welcome to Mrs. 
Frank Godfrey, who has arrived from her home in Coronado to visit 
her sister, Mrs. John Jackson, at the Peninsula Hotel in San Mateo. 

KEELER. — Miss Alice Ket-ler returned Tuesday from the Yosemlte, 
where she has been staying for the last month or so. 

LANGHORNE. — Mrs. James Potter Langhorne has returned from her 
ranch In Santa Clara County, where she has been entertaining a party 
of friends for two or three weeks. 

Mcl'IIERSON. — Mr. and Mrs. William MePherson have returned from their 
honeymoon and are at the home of the hitter's mother. Mrs. Barry 
Coleman, at San Mateo, where they will live for an indefinite time. 

PIXLEY. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pixley have returned from a delightful 
trip to Alaska. 

POTTER.— Mrs. Mllo M. Potter and her daughter. Miss Nina Jones, are * 
visiting in town from Santa Barbara. They are staying at the 

WHEELER. — Mrs. Peter Lansing Wheeler, after enjoying six weeks at 
Yosemlte, returned home recently. 


FLATHERS.— Mrs. Henry Flathers and Miss Uicy Flathers, who have 
been visiting here for the past three weeks from their home in Wash- 
ington, D. C.i left Tuesday for Yosemlte to enjoy a brief visit there. 

PENNOYER. — Mr. and Mrs. Pemmyer left Thursday for the East. 

PRIOR. — Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Prior, accompanied by their daughter. Miss 
Ruth Prior, left Monday for a motor trip to Dei Monte. 

SI UMAN— Mrs. J. L. Shuman and her daughter. Miss Lena Shuman, ac- 
companied i>y Miss Myra Miller, Miss Lois i lenman ami the latter'a 

Hani ' italph (londsell, left Sunday morning on :i. motor trip to the 

high Sierras, and expect to be away about a month. 

VA\Ii.\I,I..-Mi. and Mrs. Murray F, Yaiulall left Tuesday fol Carmel, 
to be at the Hotel l.i I'luya for a fortnight or so. 

A 1 >AMS. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Adams, with their daughter, Miss Mat y 
Adams, and Miss Esther Sharon, are enjoying a delightful motor trip 
: t n« i are now en route to Lake Tahoe. 

BALDWIN. — Mrs. Orvllle D. Baldwin is anticipating a visit from her son. 
Orville R. Baldwin, and his daughter. Miss Doris. Baldwin and his 
daughter are coming from the Baldwin ranch in Cloverdale, and con- 
template taking a house in Berkeley until the fall. 

BOND. — Miss Ruby Bond is spending a few weeks with her mother. Mis. 
E. Bond, at Ben Lomond. 

BOOTH. — Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Booth, accompanied by their daughter, Miss 
Edna Booth, are at Lake Tahoe for a fortnight. 

BOWLES. — Mr. and Mrs. George Bowles, accompanied by Miss Phlylla de 
Young, will pass the week-end at Del Monte. 

CAPWELL.— Mr. and Mrs. Harris Capwell and their daughter, Mrs. Fred- 
erick Seydel, are touring in Yosemlte Park and elsewhere south. 

COYLE. — Miss Angela Coyle Is spending part of the midsummer as a 
guest of Mr, and Mrs, George '"hi in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

CLARKE. — Mrs. Robert Clarke is expected to arrive to-day. 

CROCKER. — Mrs. William H. Crocker is planning to go to Europe some 
time during the autumn, probably in September, to pay a visit to her 
son, William W. Crocker, who has been in Paris since the early part 
of the war. 

DEANE. — Dr. and Mrs. Louis C. Deane have been spending a few days 
at the Feather River Inn. 

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I'K GUIGNE. Mis, Christl n I i 1 1 . n< li tl foi I i 91 tub j 

to spend Beveral days near the training camp at American I ik< 
Mr, De Guigne is in training as a member of the enginee 

FILER.— A delightful visit in Santa Barbara has been concluded by Mis. 
Walter Filer and her daughter. Miss Lawton Filer, who returned 
Monday to their Burllngame home, 

CLOVlCIi. — Mr, and Mrs. Charles Glover and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glover, 
Jr.. are on their way to California from Washington. D. C. On their 
way west they will stop at the Yellowstone, planning to arrive here 
about the middle of August. 

GOLDARACENA. — Miss Olympia Goldaracena returned Monday from Del 
Monte, where she enjoyed the past week-end. On Saturday of this 
week Miss Goldaracena will go to Los Gatos for a few days' visit. 

GRANT.— Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Grant and the latter's sister. Miss Marie 
Brewer, are occupying the home of Miss Amy Brewer in San Mateo 
for the present. Miss Amy Brewer is in Chicago visiting with her 
sister, Mrs. Edward Cudahy. She plans to be away for two months. 

HANCHETT.- Misses Jeannette Bertheau and Evelyn Waller are in Capi- 
tola, where they are the guests of Mr .and Mrs. Lewis Hanchett and 
the Misses Alice and Lucy Hanchett at their summer home. 

HIGGINS. — The Charles H. Higgins family, senior and junior, are passing 
the summer at Wawona. 

HOUSE. — Miss Margaret House is in the East at present, visiting Mrs. 
William B. Storey in Chicago. 

HOWELL.— Mrs. Daniel Lane Howell, wife of Colonel Howell, U. S. A., 
spent the week end with her parents. Major and Mrs. Philip Wales. 

KEELER. — Miss Alice Keeler and her brother, Addison Keeler, who have 
been at Wawona for a few weeks, have decided to remain the balance 
of the summer. 

LEWIS. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis of Honolulu have taken the George 
Tyson home at Saratoga for the summer. They will remain there un- 
til August 1st. when they will go to Orgeon, where they have a 

LILIENTHAL. — Mrs. Sophie Lilienthal and her daughter, Mrs. Louis 
Samuels, arid the latter's two children, David and Margery, who have 
been at Miami Lodge, Mariposa County, for some time, have returned 
to their summer home in San Rafael. 

METCALFE. — Mrs. John Metcalfe has been spending several weeks in 
Pasadena, visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Chester North. 

MYERS. — Dr. Glenn Myers of Santa Clara will be the week-end guest this 
week of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Snyder at their home in San Rafael. 

NEILS'ON. — Mrs. William Delaware Neilson and her daughter, Mrs. Chris- 
tian de Guigne, Jr., are at American Lake, where they have joined 
Christian de Guigne, Jr., who is at the camp there, 

NICHOLS. — Mrs. Charles Carter Nichols and Mrs. William Watt have re- 
turned to town after an enjoyable visit at Yosemite. They have gone 
to Palo Alto, where they are passing the greater part of the summer. 

PAGE. — Mrs. John E. Page plans to return to her home in Santa Barbara 
within two weeks or so. 

PATTIANL— Mrs. William Pattiani is enjoying a visit with Mrs. W. G. 
Warner at her home near Placerville. 

PENNOYER. — Mrs. Virginia A. Pennoyer and her son, Sheldon Pennoyer, 
are established in an apartment at Stanford Court, where they will 
remain indefinitely. 

SANDS.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sands of Spring Lake. Mich., and Pasa- 
dena, who have recently bought the Alexander Slater home on Alvar- 
ado road, Berkeley, are entertaining Miss Lillian McCarthy of Los 

SCHULTZE.— Mrs. Otto Schultze will leave about August 1st on a three 
months' visit to Montreal and other points In Canada. 

SCHMIEDELIi. — Mrs. Henry Schmieden is at the Hotel Potter In Santa 

Barl>ai.t for several weeks. 

shakon. — Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained a few I < Menlo 

Park home OVer this week-end. 

SPRECKBLS.— Mr. and Mrs, Rudolph Spreckela have been motoring 

through the Lake Taint.' country. 

ST CI t; Mr ttnd .Mrs. Jean St. Cyr, NV\v Yorkers, who are visit: 

at the St. i i in. la, are being pi teantly entertained by their numerous 

friends in San Frain i 

TAYLOR. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Taylor, Km Frederick McN 

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WARD. — Miss Alia Ward is expected to arrive home from Honolulu In a 

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WOOD,— Mrs, n. Meyer Wood, who has just recently moved Into her new 

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WOODWORTH. Mrs. Sellm Wood 1 »f Berkeley and her daughter, 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

An Interesting Happenstance. 

Here is a story which is going the rounds of the tea tables, 
and may or may not have arrived on the ball bearings which 
carry the tea wagon into the room at New Place, where friends 
foregather for the cordial cup at the appointed hour. 

If the tale has not yet reached the home of Mrs. William 
Crocker there is no reason why it should not now hurry on its 

When the Belgian Commission was here, the members were 
entertained at a luncheon by the women in San Francisco's 
largest civic organization, the San Francisco Center. 

After the luncheon, Count D'Ursel, the youngest member of 
the commission, said to one of the ladies that he would carry 
back to his mother in Paris much which he had learned of the 
activities of v. omen in this country. 

"You have so much imagination," he insisted; "you do things 
with imagination as well as money, you women of America. I 
said to the lady who sat next to me at luncheon that you your- 
selves do not realize how much that counts. I told her the story 
c-f the American lady — I do not remember her name — who is 
rebuilding a whole town in France. As I said to her, it is not 
just that little village which she is rebuilding — it is that she is 
building temples in the hearts of whole nations." 

"And the lady to whom you told that was the lady who is 
rebuilding the village." 

"Impossible!" ejaculated the Count, "but it cannot be — she 
did not say 'I am the lady,' but no, she could not say it — it 
would not be what you say 'good taste!' But I am positively 
excited — it is what you call 'a thriller.' To think that I sat next 
to the very lady, and told her all about the wonderful rebuilding 
oi the village in France, and she turns out to be the Fairy God- 
mother herself. It is like a play or a story — it is like things 
happen in romance ; it is like they ought to happen in real life 
but so seldom do happen." 

And then the Count walked back to his place at the now 
c'eserted table and picked up the card of the lady who had sat 
next to him and read on it, "Mrs. William Crocker." 

"I shall take this card to my mother in France," said Count 
D'Ursel. "She will enjoy the story of how I met Mrs. Crocker 
and did not know who she was." 

© © © 
Draft "Hunches." 

Of course, the greatest interest of the week manifested itself 
in the draft numbers. A number of chaps in the smart set were 
among those drafted, but as some of those drafted had already 
enlisted, the list is not so very long after all. 

Much interest attached itself to those who were drafted who 
had gone about for days beforehand proclaiming that they had 
a "hunch" that they would be drawn, and in several instances 
the "hunch" proved correct. For example, there is the young 
society chap who was originally one of the troopers in the cav- 
alry troop organized by Thornwell Mullally. His wife and 
mother looked with fear and trembling on the war clouds gath- 
ering in the sky, and when the entire heavens were overcast with 
the menace, they pulled the young man off his fiery charger 
and told him the cavalry was no place for a dutiful son and 
loving husband. 

The young chap was anxious to enlist, but hated to hurt his 
family, and so he went about not like the Ancient Mariner who 
stoppeth "one of three," but like a Youthful Cavalryman who 
stoppeth three out of three, and thus spake he: "Do you think 
that I ought to enlist when my wife and mother are so op- 

And to wife and mother he insisted that he would be drafted 
anyhow, and drafted he was. 

© © © 
A Drafted Ceremony. 

The first wedding following the announcement of the draft 
numbers was that of Miss Ruth Perkins and Alfred Joseph Oy- 
ster. Young Oyster is one of those called to the colors by the 

recent draft, and so the wedding plans which had been formu- 
lated by the young people were abandoned when they realized 
that all plans are built in shifting sands these days, and that 
orders to go into training might come any day. 

Instead of the formal wedding announced for August 14th, 
the young people were married on Wednesday night at the home 
of the bride's parents in Jackson street, and the ceremony was 
witnessed by members of the family only. Even the clergy- 
man, Dr. Clampett, who had been asked to officiate originally 
at the wedding, could not be summoned back from his holiday 
for the hasty wedding, so Dr. Clark officiated in his place. 

The bride discarded the elaborate wedding dress which had 
been ordered, and instead wore a simple, but lovely frock of 
white Georgette crepe designed for afternoon wear rather than 
for a bridal robe. 

All day, gifts and flowers arrived at the bride's home, for 
she is one of the popular and well-loved girls in the younger 
set, and the family ramifications reach into the homes of many 
of the well known society people. The groom is the son of Mrs. 
Joseph S. Oyster, and a brother of Miss Elizabeth Oyster. The 
Oysters, like their kinsfolk, the Tallants, Tubbs, and Brodie 
families, helped make early social history in these parts. 

The young couple will enjoy a brief honeymoon until the 
groom gets his marching orders, after which the bride plans to 
return to the home of her parents. 
© © © 

The Bride's Garter. 

Another interesting wedding of the week was that of Miss 
Lucille Rose and Harold D. Padgett, which was solemnized at 
All Saints' Episcopal Church on Wednesday night. 

It is not often that the guests at a wedding are permitted to 
look at the knee-buckle of the bride, but in this case the bride 
permitted the trophy to be handed around among the guests, 
lor the buckle is of historical significance, and never a San 
Francisco bride went to the altar in an heirloom more hallowed 
with tradition. "Hallowed" is not a word often used in con- 
nection with a lady's garter, but in this case it is not a misnomer, 
for this little circlet of silver and diamonds was first worn by 
Dolly Madison when she became the bride of President Madi- 
son, and since then generations of young girls have carried out 
the family tradition of wearing it as the treasured mascot of 
wedding finery. 

Miss Nell Rose Baggett, who married George F. Mitchell 
last April, and is now traveling in the Orient, wore the Madison 
buckle on her wedding day. She is a cousin of the bride of this 

Several hundred guests attended the wedding which, like all 
events of these days, had a military aspect that went deeper 
than mere decorations of flags. For example, the best man, 
Rowe Wells, who is out at the Officers' Reserve Camp, was 
given orders to go on an "invasion march" with his company, 
and did not return in time for the ceremony. 

The young couple will make their home in Denver for the 
present, where Padgett, who is in the United States Reclama- 
tion service, is stationed for a brief time. 

© © © 
The Folger Debutantes. 

This Saturday night, Mrs. Ernest Folger will give a dance 
for her daughters, the Misses Elena and Betty Folger, and many 
of the young men in the Officers' Reserve Camp have been 
bidden to the frolic. The Folger girls are still undecided whe- 
ther they will make their debut this season. At present they 
are inclined to accept the determination of their parents that 

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they spend another year at school before making their coming- 
out bow to the World and His Wife. The debutantes .of this 
year will naturally have a serious note running undercurrent in 
all their festivities, as society is as deeply shaken by the war 
as any other set. So many of the young men of families in the 
smart set are already at the front or on their way that the same 
high clear white note cannot be struck as in former years — it 
is a red, white and blue note these days. 

The Passing Fashion Show. 

The pose of the Venus de Milo is no longer en regie in the 
best circles of society. The "debutante slouch" has gone the 
way of last season's super-revealing, knee-high frocks. No 
longer are inverted chests and protuberant abdomens disfiguring 
costumes that by all rights should be enhancing their wearers' 
charms. The lungs are now inflated to the point approved by 
physical culture exponents, and the flesh below the waist-line 
is symmetrically compressed. A military carriage, with feet 
that move to the click-click of march time, is the correct thing 
now among those who pride themselves on being up to the hour. 

Hat-pins are for the moment not enjoying wide popularity. 
The elastic band, in vogue a half century ago, is now attached 
to all smart sailor and turban shapes. 
© © © 

The Pioneer Women's Association of California held their 
usual social meeting Wednesday, July 18th, at the Log Cabin, 
in Golden Gate Park. Mrs. Helen Ladd was hostess for the 
day, assisted by Mrs. Anna Mclntyre, Mrs. Sarah Gorham and 
Mrs. Carrie L. Burr. Mrs. Laura A. Phelps was the guest of 
honor. The program for the afternoon included a baritone solo 
by Eugene Schrieber, accompanied by Madame Lillian Durini. 
Mrs. Ellen Doliver gave a very interesting sketch of the early 
life of Mrs. Laura A. Phelps, who came to California in 1849. 
Mrs. M. Nelson read a descriptive poem of the early life in the 
West, and Mrs. Helen Ladd recited a temperance poem. Mrs. 
Isabel Munson recited a very dramatic poem, and gave a clever 
imitation of the Irish and Dutch characters.. A feature of the 
evening was a pioneer program presented by Madame Lillian 
Durini to the association. It was printed on satin in the year 
1853, and was a complimentary benefit to Mr. J. E. Murdock 
and Mrs. C. A. Sinclair, and at that time was presented by 
prominent citizens of Sacramento. 
© © © 

Among the new arrivals registered this week at the attrac- 
tive and desirable Hotel Plaza are: Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Chinn, 
Sacramento; H. E. Williamson, Fresno; Jessie M. McDevitt 
and Alice C. Smith, Spokane; J. R. Lusk, Los Angeles; Alvin 
H. Turner, Modesto; Russell Uhler and sons. Miss Maude 
Uhler, Fresno; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gordon, Philadelphia; Mrs. 

F. F. Cassidy and Nell M. Cassidy, Grass Valley; Mrs. H. W. 
Rahl, Stockton; Mrs. J. T. Krie, Mrs. J. B. Yohe, Jr., Mary G. 
Yohe, Pittsburg; H. M. and Mrs. McCarthy, Detroit; Benjamin 

G. Gedie, San Diego; Mrs. G. P. Gilgan, Mrs. W. H. Samuels, 
Santa Barbara; Meda Lenz, Ocean Park; Helen M. Stocking, 
Mrs. Stocking, Dr. L. Stocking, Agnews; L. C. Dean and wife. 
Chico; Mrs. M. S. Ellis, Oakland; John L. Croft, San Fran- 
cisco; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Buel, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Buel, Mrs. 
Frederick H. Randall, Santa Barbara; J. E. Walton and wife, 
Pueblo, Colo.; J. N. Andes and wife, Needles; P. J. Kake, Phila- 
delphia; Andrew J. Field, Los Angeles; Elizabeth Garland, 
Grass Valley; Mrs. Elizabeth Randall and nurse, Helen Eilers. 
Frederick H. Randall, Santa Barbara; Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Horner, Miss Clara Lewis, E. H. Lewis and wife, Honolulu. 

•'• •'• 
A number of residents of this city are now visiting Los An- 
geles, and among those who are registered at the Hotel Clark 
in that city include: J. J. Rosenthall, Mrs. A. C. Shea, Mrs. F. 
M. Barry and son, L. Dudley. Ida C. Smith. H. H. Belmont. Mr. 
and Mrs. J. A. Richards. L. J. Meson, Mrs. T. W. Irekor, E. D. 
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Lott. W. J. Tinkle. W. J. Hammond, 
A. W. Douglas. Mrs. C. M. Reynolds, Howard Clark, B. L. 
Brooks, W. W. Saint. F. Denne, E. M. Nelson. Mrs. L. James, 
A. C. Dunn. J. Eastwood. C. A. Bachelder, Mr. J. Peterson and 
child, C. J. Sullivan. J. A. Sexauer, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Startz, 
J. P. Shiller, Shep Hyman, G. Lemmen. D. D. Sutphen. S. R. 
Hawkes and daughter. H. H. Clark, V. C. Kuhl. H. E. Cookson, 
L. P. Matignon, J. M. Garcia, H. C. Nelson. H. E. Hallawell. J. 
A. Grav. H. J. Graham. J. Flibbert. H. R. Laist. Mrs. M. Jae 

Bama, Mrs. Flora West, H. J. Kossoy, Mrs. G. O. Eddy, Mrs. 
0. W. Adams, Mrs. W. K. Junne and party, W. B. Kyle, D. W. 
Day, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Anderson, Mrs. W. A. Dumas, Mrs. M. 
Braum, P. E. Golsan, W. W. Knight, R. j. Ringwood, wife and 
child, P. Barry, S. Silverstein, E. F. Mayward, J. Adair, Mrs. A. 
M. Fogarty, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Johnson, I. J. Porter, J. W. Lisle, 
H. S. Savage, Florence Moore, N. H. Oshner, R. M. Vangham, 
Ethel Maynard, C M. Folger, and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Cornor. 
Also the following from Oakland : R. E. Cotter, L. J. Masson, I. 
L. Brown, V. M. Schroder, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Abbeme, L. F. 
Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Wade, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fetter, 
F. W. Plea, E. Minney, and P. E. Masistaat. 


The San Francisco Hospital, Army Base Hospital organiza- 
tion, is nearing completion, and it will soon be ready for ser- 
vice "somewhere in France." The unit is composed of 21 
doctors drawn from the various services of the City and County 
Hospital, including those of the Universities of California and 
Stanford, Hahnemann and the S. F. Polyclinic. Six well known 
dentists will accompany the unit and 62 graduate, registered Red 
Cross nurses, selected for their efficiency by Miss Elizabeth 
Jamison, formerly superintendent of nurses at the St. Francis 
Hospital, and Miss White, in charge of the local Red Cross 
Nursing Service, one hundred and fifty-three enlisted persons, 
a number of civilian employees and men appointed from the 
regular army, will go to make up the administrative personnel of 
the unit. 

Dr. Charles G. Levison, Chief of Staff of the Mt. Zion Hos- 
pital, will direct the unit after reaching France. 

Dr. Levison is president of the S. F. Polyclinic, and also of 
the Argonaut Club of San Francisco. He is a member of the 
French Association of Surgeons of Paris. 

Dr. Joseph H. Catton, who organized the unit, is Assistant 
Director and Chief of the Medical Division. Dr. Catton is now 
head of the S. F. Polyclinic Wards at S. F. Hospital. He is a 
graduate of the University of California. 

Dr. H. A. Tuckey, one of the most expert anaesthetists of 
America, who trained under the famous Charles K. Teter of 
Cleveland, will have charge of all surgical anaesthesia. 

The Red Cross is now constructing the largest nitrous oxide 
plant in the world. The product, commonly known as laughing 
gas, will be used largely as an anaesthetic in all American 
dressing stations and hospitals. The greatest specialist on ni- 
trous oxide and oxygen anaesthesia to-day, and the one who has 
given the most scientific technique and development to the 
world is Dr. Charles K. Teter. Conversational classes in French 
have been formed by the physicians and other members of 
the unit. 

— — F. Peter Dunne of Dooley fame, once told a story about 
the evening paper in which Mr. Dooley first made his appear- 
ance — an ill-fated sheet which the gods loved. One day, just 
before the end, a funeral passed the office with a band playing 
the Dead March from "Saul." The editor and Mr. Dunne 
watched it with emotion and fear. "Can it be," they whispered, 
"our subscriber?" — Christian Register. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 


Big Features Planned 
For State Land Show. 

Of unusual importance in the finan- 
cial as well as the educational world 
is the California Land Show now in 
active preparation and which will 
open October 13th, continuing until October 28th. The enter- 
prise is fostered by the San Francisco Real Estate Board, whose 
purpose is to expand the Land Show to twice its previous 
dimensions and to add to it many new and unique features. Un- 
der the cover of seven huge tents, an area of more than 200,000 
square feet, the miniature city of a fortnight will cover every 
land activity in the State. There will be lectures and moving 
picture expositions; there will be poultry and cattle exhibits; 
everything which the uninitiated, or the experienced farmer or 
city gardener, or the fancier of poultry or the stock raiser may 
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Aggregate Assets 
30th Sept. 1916 

- 13,625,000.00 
• 18.526,600.00 


J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

33S BRANCHES and AGENCIES in tlie Australian StateB, New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua. I New Guinea!, and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Busiaess. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office: London Office: 


The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 


The bonded indebtedness of the State government of 

California on June 30, 1916, was $33,013,500; of counties and 
districts, $56,461,189.93, and of cities, $135,567,045.39. The 
grand total of $225,041,735.33, as of the date above, does not, 
of course, include the $15,000,000 additional State highway 
bonds, or any of the other county and city issues since voted. 

East Bay Water Company has filed with the Railroad 

Commission an application for authority to sell and exchange 
land owned by it in order to straighten the county road running 
from Summit reservoir, Contra Costa County, to Wild Cat Can- 
yon. The purpose of straightening the road is to make travel 

Prices of livestock are booming in Ireland, according to 

a Dublin dispatch. Cattle values have advanced $15 per head 
since spring, it is said. Beef values are exceedingly high. 
Young calves, 7 to 21 days old, bring $17 to $31 per head, quo- 
tations, of course, being in English money. Good dairy cows 
fetch as much as $220 per head. 

Declared exports of crude oil and petroleum products 

from the Tampico district to the United States in June amounted 
to 2,719,520 barrels. The movement from Tampico was 2,041,- 
944 barrels; from Tuxpam 677,576 barrels. Shipments to points 
other than the United States were 821,776 barrels, the total be- 
ing 3,541,296 barrels. 

Bank clearings in the United States for the week ended 

July 19, as reported to Bradstreet's Journal, New York, aggre- 
gated $6,539,555,000, against $6,027,859,000 last week, and 
$4,508,090,000 in this week last year. 



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removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg., 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. Phone^ Douglas 601. 


Samuel M. Shortridge, Attomey-at-Law, Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Sutter 36. 

Capital Stock $1,000,000.00 
Surplus and Un- 
divided Profits 2.811,268.22 
Deposits G0.603.93G.99 

Issues Letters of Credit 
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JUNE 30, 1917 

Assets $64,566,290.79 

Deposits 61.381.120.63 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2,185,170.16 

Employees' Pension Fund 259!e42!88 

Number of Depositors 65,717 

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July 28, 1917 

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Since January 1, 1917, the Federal War Risk Bureau has in- 
sured $441,761,518 of American cargoes, with a loss of $9,200,- 
000. Previous to that time the Bureau had lost only $800,000, 
due to submarine sinkings. Since the beginning of the war in 
1914, the total salvage of vessels sunk amounted to only $59,- 
055.87. Millions of dollars are saved to American exporting 
firms every month by the bureau in insurance rates. On the 
$623,964,598 worth of cargoes so far insured, the rate has been 
a little less than 2% per cent. Marine insurance rates in Great 
Britain run from 8 to 16 per cent, while the average European 
rate is between 8 and 12 per cent. The monthly average of ships 
insured during the two years previous to 1917 was only 64 ves- 
sels. The number insured during June; 1917, was 1,405. Up 
to date, the Bureau has not lost a dollar on the insurance of 
seamen and officers under the provisions of the new $50,000,000 
war risk insurance bill recently passed by Congress. It is esti- 
mated that before the war is terminated about 280,000 seamen 
will be insured at an average insurance of $1,500 per man. The 
cost of insuring these men will be borne by the owners of the 

vessels upon which the men sail. 

* * * 

Miss Rankin, of Montana, has introduced a bill to provide a 
pension fund for the dependants of American soldiers called to 
fight against Germany. The bill, calling for initial appropria- 
tion of $5,000,000 for the current fiscal year, proposes that the 
scale of compensation to the dependent members of a soldier's 
family shall be as follows : "That to the wife or dependent 
mother of the soldier there shall be paid not less than $30 a 
month; to the wife of the soldier who has one dependent child, 
not less than $45 a month; to the wife of the soldier who has 
two dependent children, not less than $60 a month, and to the 
wife of the soldier who has more than two dependent children 

there shall be paid $75 a month. 

* * * 

So far in 1917 the demand for life insurance has been beyond 
all precedent. Reports to "The Insurance Press" from a large 
number of companies, including the largest corporations, show 
increased writings of 30.96 per cent during the first five months 
of the year. Reports from the same companies show that the 
new life insurance written in May, 1917, 32.39 per cent greater 
than in May, 1916. If a ratio of gain of 31 per cent holds good 
during the remaining seven months of the year as an average 
for all companies, the 1917 record for new business in the 
United States will exceed $5,895,000,000, incomparably the 

greatest gain on record. 

* * * 

Governor Lowden, of Illinois, has signed a bill which makes 
embezzlement of insurance premiums a criminal offense, pun- 
ishable as larceny, even though the agent claims a commission 
interest in the money. Failure to pay upon demand, neglect 
or refusal to pay to the proper company, money received in a 
fiduciary capacity, is to be prima facie evidence of intent to 
embezzle. The law applies to all concerns employing agents, 
including installment houses, etc., but will correct a defect 

which has long been felt by the insurance companies. 

• • * 

A. W. Thornton, of San Francisco, Pacific Coast manager for 
the London Assurance, and chairman of the arson committee 
of the Pacific Board, was recently reappointed to the standing 
committee of the National Board on Incendiarism and Arson. 
Other members on the committee include : O. E. Lane, C. V. 
Meserole, J. H. Lenehan, E. B. Boyd, Jesse E. White, New 
York; A. G. Dugan. Chicago; H. W. Gray, Jr., Hartford; A. D. 
Baker, Lansing; C. L. Andrews, Detroit; J. B. Branch, Provi- 
dence; M. Dargan, Atlanta; C. J. Wister, Philadelphia; E. C. 

Benton, Boston. 

» • * 

E. G. Snow, president of the Home, had a narrow escape from 
death when an automobile in which he was riding, and which 
was driven by his son, ran off a viaduct in the Bronx, fell thirty 
feet, and landed on its wheels. With the exception of a slight 
dislocation of his shoulder he was not injured. News of the ac- 
cident caused a great deal of concern to Mr. Snow's hundreds of 
friends, as he is one of the most popular insurance executives 
in the United States. 

The Pacific Mutual Life has now paid out nearly $1,000,000 
for accidental deaths of railroad employees. Three of the 
claims were on dining car cooks. They met with legitimate 
accidental deaths, and not from eating their own wares. Mortal- 
ity among firemen was heaviest. 

* * * 

P. B. Churchill has resigned his office as special agent for 
the Fire Association and Philadelphia Underwriters, covering 
Montana and Idaho. He is to engage in independent loss ad- 
justing at Helena. 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 




Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 



Assets, $11,326,205 


The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1863 Cash Capital, $6,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobile insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental inronie by fire 

ROFF & SHEAHAN, General Agents 

333 California Street. 

Queen Regent Merger Mines Company. 

Location of principal place of business, San Francisco, California, Loca- 
tion of works. Mineral County, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Directors, held on the 
27ih day of June, 1917, an assessment of one-half cenl per share was levied 
upon the issued capital stock of the corporation, payable Immediately, In 
legal money of the United stut^s. to the &1 the office of the 

Company, 337 Monadnock Building. 6S1 Market street, San Francisco, Cali- 

Any stock on which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 18th 
day of August, 1!'17. will be delinquent, ami advertised for sale at public 
auction, and unless payment Is flay, the 

isth day of September, 1917, to pay the delinquent assessment, together 
with costs of advertising and expenses of 

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San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

Library Table 



"The Derelict" 

Each of the eight stories in "The Derelict," by Phyllis Bot- 
tome, contains a motif of sufficient size to permit of successful 
expansion into the approved three volume novel. Not all equal 
in art, but all gripping the reader's interest, are these tales, 
whose scenes are laid in various locations in Europe. From 
the viewpoint of unusualness, "The Liqueur Glass" and "Iron- 
stone" rank first among the octet. Both are tragedies in minia- 
ture — one telling how a woman relieved her family of an in- 
cubus-paterfamilias; the other, how a rival sweetheart disap- 
peared. "Madame l'Anglaise" is a love-story having its scene 
in artistic Paris, devant and apres the mobilization and its se- 
quel. "The Syren's Isle" tells of the disillusionment of an 
Englishman who falls in love at first sight with a native of 
Capri. There is a touch of humor, a bit ponderous, perhaps, 
in the climax. "The Pace" is the "eternal triangle," in which 
an obstinately obtuse hero figures lovelornly. "Brother Leo" is 
a prose poem with a Venetian background. The longest of the 
stories, "The Derelict," titles the volume. It is another trian- 
gular love-sketch, of an English artist, his very virtuous but 
rather dull fiance, and a model with a past, but a very "good 
sort" nevertheless. The triangle is changed into a square later 
on by the projection of a fourth side, a clever, cynical, many- 
sided French sculptor. Fanny, the model, is "The Derelict" — 
not in the least like the Derelict pictured by the late Richard 
Harding Davis in one of his most famous short stories. 

Phyllis Bottome, author of this collection, is also author of 
that very popular novel, "The Dark Tower." The illustrations 
are a feature, all of above-averaged quality. 

$1.35 net. The Century Company, New York. 

* * * 
Sex as Expressed in the Bible. 

A superabundance of "sex" literature has disturbed the 
equanimity of readers during the past half-decade. Overpro- 
duction of potatoes and onions — worry of food purveyors — is a 
weak problem beside this sex-book matter. No doubt Sidney 
C. Tapp, Ph. B., of Kansas City, had a worthy motive in seeking 
out all the sex facts in the holy Scriptures, and massing them 
into the little brown-cloth-covered volume titled "What Every 
Man and Women Should Know About the Bible." Anti-vice 
commissions, the parkhursts, paulsmiths and their kind, are no 
doubt always animated by perfectly holy and good motives. 
Mr. Tapp's work is not a Bible commentary, but rather in the 
nature of a medical treatise. One could hardly recommend it 
to Bible students — indeed, the author only parts with the book 
to adults. Mr. Tapp gives his idea of the Biblical saying that 
there shall be no marrying or giving in marriage in Heaven. 
Heaven is a state of purity. Marriage is a state of something 
else. One is interested to know whether Mr. Tapp himself is 
a bachelor; celibate. 

$2.00 net. Published by Sidney C. Tapp, Kansas City, Mo. 

* * * 

"The Children's Library." 

A thorough discussion of the children's library has been 
made by Mrs. Sophy H. Powell in her book, "The Children's 
Library; a Dynamic Force in Education." The author has had 
much experience in actual library work, and has made a care- 
ful study of the subject and the problems involved, from the 
point of view of both the library and the school. This book is 
a result of her study, and is an impartial and broad-minded ex- 
position of her investigations. She does not present definite 
conclusions, but rather gives both sides of a question and offers 
them as a foundation for further discussion. 

$1.75. H. W. Wilson Company. 

* * * 

An August magazine is usually devoted to fiction, but the 
articles in the August "American Magazine" are fully up to 
the standard set in the other months. Thomas E. Wilson, the 
Chicago packer, tells how he picks and handles men; Jack Lait 
writes about how he feels at thirty-five; B. C. Forbes contributes 
an article on the effect of war on business in England and the 
United States; Jane Cowl has something to say about the han- 
dicap of beauty in the theatre, and Grantland Rice sings of 
"Sunny Tennessee" in verse. 

Spink — Jones told me today that he isn't drinking any 

more. Spank — I don't see how he could. — Life. 

Judge — Madam, have you anything to say? Prisoner's 

Husband — Lord, judge! Now you've done it. — Life. 

"Didn't her constant singing in the flat annoy you?" 

"Not so much as the constant flat in her singing." — Puck. 

"Are you economizing at your house?" "No. We're 

simply eating less for the same money." — Washington Star. 

Bud — Aw, you're givin' me the littlest piece. Sis — 

Never mind; I'll bite a piece off mine, 'n 'en they'll be both the 
same. — Judge. 

Mrs. Featherly— I paid $250,000 for that portrait of a 

duke by Van Pyke. Mrs. Jolitely — You got a duke in your 
family darned cheap. — Judge. 

"I think your v/ife needs a little change." "No, doctor, 

a little change would never satisfy her. You don't know 
that woman." — Baltimore American. 

First Hobo — "I have at last thought of a job I think I 

would like." Second Hobo — "And what is it?" First Hobo — 
"Lineman in a wireless telegraph company." — Chicago Herald. 

"Look here, Finklestein, when I bought this suit you 

guaranteed satisfaction," growled the irate customer. "Veil, 
veil, vot's de madder of you! I vos sadisfied." — Topeka 

Judge — It seems to me that I have seen you before. 

Prisoner— You have, your honor. It was I who taught your 
daughter to play the piano. Judge — Thirty years. — Musical 

Teacher — I am teaching your son "first aid." Father 

of the Dullest Boy in Class — Better teach him "second aid" 
instead ma'am; he's so durn slow he'd never get there in time 
to use the first. — Life. 

"That fellow was an impudent fraud. How did he 

manage to wheedle money out of you?" "Oh, John, he told me 
such a sad, pitiful tale about his poor wife who was a widow 
with six children." — Baltimore American. 

"G'wan, nigger, you-all ain't got no sense nohow." 

"Ain't got no sense ? Whut's dis yere haid for?" "Dat thing? 
Dat ain't no haid, nigger; dat's jes er button on top er yo body 
ter keep yer backbone from unravelin'." — -The Lamb 

Actor — "I say, old man, I wish you'd advance me $5 and 

take it out of my first week's salary." Manager — "But, my 
dear fellow, suppose it happened that I couldn't pay your first 
week's salary, where would I be?" — Boston Transcript. 

The Guest Day meeting of the literary club will be held 

at the home of Mrs. L. A. Frazer to-morrow afternoon. Mrs. 
De Morgan Jones, of Indianapolis, will lecture on "William 
Butler Meats and the Garlic Revival." — Connersville (Ind.) 

At the Techau Tavern, now known as a rendezvous for 

the army and navy people, the Revue artists in their smart cos- 
tumes are singing catchy war songs, adding much to the cheer- 
fulness of this most attractive hostelry. The management con- 
tinues to present to its lady patrons costly art boxes containing 
a bottle of Le Lilas de Rigaud (pronounced "Ree-go") perfume, 
a bottle of Le Lilas de Rigaud sachet and a box of Le Lilas de 
Rigaud face powder. The presentations are made each after- 
noon at 4, 4 :30 and 5 o'clock. Another delightful feature is 
the dancing for guests, with music by the popular "Jazz" orches- 




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July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


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Many important improvements and refinements add this year to the value of the car. Among them are: A more 
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Luxury without extravagance has been achieved in the BUICK 1918 CLOSED CARS. The interior 
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The Valve-in-Head motor develops thirty-five horse-power and gives the Light Delivery unusual abil- 
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San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 


It is now universally acknowledged that a large 
percentage of automobile cylinders, after running 
certain length of time lose their efficiency, due to 
warping, caused mostly by the constantly heating 
and cooling. The reason is that the part of the 
cylinder around which the water circulates has the 
least metal and will cool much quicker than that 
part which has more metal, or thicker walls, there- 
by creating a constant straining, which is bound to 
throw the bore of the cylinder out of true, both 
lengthwise and in roundness. This condition will 
cause the piston to bear on the top at one side and 
at the bottom on the other, or if it is not round to 
bear on two sides only, with the result that the en- 
gine not only loses power, owing to extra friction, 
but there is a waste of gas, as part of the force of 
the explosio.i goes between the sides of the piston 
and walls of the cylinder. 

Knocking, instead of being caused by a loose pis- 
ton pin or a loose bearing in the crank, is the result 
in a great many instances of an improper fit of the 
piston, and the noise is created by the piston bang- 
ing against the walls of the cylinders. 

One might say that the rings take care of this 
trouble. This is true up to a certain extent, but if 
the walls are scored, have a high spot, or a low 
place, the rings do not help matters. 

The Heald machine remedies these defects and 

only removes that metal necessary to true them up. 

Furthermore, it grinds the cylinders in one setting, 

whether they are cast in block or in pairs, insuring 

a perfect alignment. 

Most of the agents for standard makes of automo- 
biles keep in stock over-size pistons that can be 
fitted very readily to a re-ground cylinder. 

After a cylinder has been re-ground and piston- 
fitted, there is not the slightest doubt but that they 
are in as good, if not better, condition than when new, and not 
only that, but they will stay this way on account of being prop- 
erly annealed or seasoned. 

The efficient and progressive automobile repair firm of Power, 
Wenz Co., Inc., located at 1634 Pine street, Phone Prospect 97, 
just off of Van Ness avenue, have added to their equipment of 
special tools "Heald Cylinder Grinder," and can now offer their 
services to the trade to re-grind automobile cylinders, without 
the necessity of first re-boring and consequently thinning the 
walls of the cylinder to a dangerous point. 


J. G. Phelps Stokes, who, with his wife, Rose Pastor Stokes, 
has left the Socialist Party in the United States because of its 
formal pro-German position, taken at the St. Louis convention, 
is a wealthy radical resident near New York City. His brother 
is secretary of Yale University. The families from which he 
sprung were old Connecticut families, with sources of their 
wealth in New York City's trading and manufacturing busi- 
nesses. James was sent to the Sheffield Scientific School at 
New Haven, where he was graduated in 1892. Then came a 
tour of the world; study of medicine at Columbia University; 
then a switching to the study of civic problems in the Columbia 
School of Political Science ; and finally a life devoted to philan- 
thropy, agitation of public questions, and an effort to usher in 
the social Utopia. Not the least interesting and influential 
phase of his career came with his marriage, in 1905, to Rose 
Pastor, a Russian Jewess and Socialist, whose prominence in 
propaganda work was conspicuous at that time. Mr. Stokes, at 
about this period, withdrew from directorship in many of the 
altruistic societies with which he formerly had worked, and 
thenceforth became active in the Socialist Party, joining its 
National Executive Committee, standing as a candidate for the 
New York Legislature, and for Mayor of Stamford, Conn. 

While strolling down love's silvery river as they gathered 

the sunbeams from the lilacs and daffodils, and the melody of 
love's sweet song filled their every dream, they saw a vision of 

eternal bliss and united in the holy bonds of matrimony. 

Byars Enterprise. 

Rupert — "What did you do with the cuffs I left on the 

table last night?" Roland — "They were so soiled I sent them 
to the laundry." Rupert — "Ye gods, the entire history of Eng- 
land was on them." — Widow. 


Here Tuesday 


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We believe this model 
more closely approaches 
real greatness than any 
motor car the world has 
yet produced 


Van Ness Ave. at California St. 

San Francisco, Cal. 


July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Yosemite, Nature's Masterpiece in Sculptural Art, Through Influence of the 

Modern Motor Car Comes Into Its Own on a Greater Scale Than 

Ever Before in Its History — Good Day's Attendance Now 

Exceeds That of Entire Season a Few Years Ago. 

Yosemite Valley, Nature's greatest 
sculptural marvel, has come into its own 
this year on a bigger scale than ever be- 
fore, exceeding even the wildest predic- 
tions of the valley's promoters and en- 
thusiasts, who have financial interests 
in this wonderland of the world. 

This condition is due largely to the 
influence of the modern automobile with- 
in a period of about five years, just 
what this means in facts and figures is 

prices, accommodations better than which 
he could not legitimately ask. The 
amount of time a motorist can spend in 
the Yosemite depends entirely upon the 
amount of time he has available. It is 
literally true that he can see something 
new and do something new every day of 
the entire season, adding constantly to 
his pleasures and his storehouses of 
knowledge concerning this wonderful 
masterpiece of Nature's sculptural art. 

only the State, but the country, should do. 
Nature offers no greater, more stupen- 
dous, more awe-inspiring attraction in the 
world. From its scenic standpoint it is 
supreme of all things. 

A motor vacation to the Yosemite com- 
bines the pleasures of all other vacations. 
There is the thrill and pleasure of rap- 
idly changing scenery as the car rolls 
along through the pretty California towns 
— some old and quaint and others new 

Entering Yosemite via Big Oak Flat Road. The most direct road to the north of the Valley. On this route Just above Hamilton's Station the 
new road to Hetch-Hetchy Joins the valley road. 

best illustrated by the statement that on 
one Sunday of the present month one 
pleasure resort alone in the valley en- 
tertained upwards of one thousand per- 
sons. A few years ago considerably less 
than that number registered in the valley 
during an entire season. Considering the 
significance of this condition, as it will 
apply to the present season, the figures 
are astonishing, to say the least. 

On the other hand, there is hardly an 
excuse for the owner of an automobile 
not to visit the Yosemite. The valley is 
within easy access of every motorist in 
the State, and once within its glorious 
and stupendous realm the motor tourist 
will find available for him at reasonable 

An attempt to describe the glories of 
the Yosemite so as to even approach an 
adequate picturization of iNature's re- 
markable caprices in that region would 
only fall flat, miserably. John Muir, the 
celebrated and beloved naturalist-author, 
once described the Yosemite with a de- 
gree of the reverence and majesty to 
which it is entitled, but no one has since 
ever succeeded in doing so without the 
aid of quotation marks. There is only 
one way to really get an appreciation of 
its wonder and beauty, and that is to 
"see it for yourself." 

That's what motorists are doing this 
y ear — on a scale that is shattering all rec- 
ords, and it is what every motorist in not 

and modern; vineyards, orange groves 
and gardens; on into the rugged moun- 
tains and then down into this master- 
piece of nature where the scenic gran- 
deur is beyond belief. 

The Yosemite National Park embraces 
1,100 square miles of scenery, rare and 
varied. On the road entering the valley 
are to be found the oldest living trees. 
Some of these trees were husky forest 
giants before the pyramids were built, 
and are to-day the oldest living things in 
the world, antedating the Christian era 
by thousands of years. 

Once in the valley every form of sum- 
mer amusement and sports awaits the 
tourist. Trails which can be covered 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

Between Wawona and Mariposa. Leaving Wawona the road winds through the most magnificent sugar pine forest In the world, thence swings 
around Inspiration Point, from which Yosemite In all Its glory Is seen— the most dramatic entrance Into the valley. 

afoot or horseback open up the Higher 
Sierras, and hidden from the valley 
proper are to be found scenic features 
that thrill one with their grandeur. 

The automobile rules have been modi- 
fied and motorists now practically have 
the freedom of the valley. Four roads 
are open. 

From this city the trip can be made 
easily in a day and a half. From Los 
Angeles it is a two-days' trip. The roads 
are all well marked and by getting the 
general direction in advance no motorist 
need hesitate in making the journey. 

The consensus of opinion among mo- 
torists is that the Wawona route, via the 
Wawona hotel and Inspiration Point, is 
the best route for entering Yosemite for 
the first time. 

Motorists may start on this route from 
Fresno, via Coarse Gold to Wawona; 
from Madera, via Raymond and Miami 
Lodge; or from Merced ot Mariposa, via 
newly graded State highway and then to 

Leaving the State highway at Chi- 
nese Camp, Modesto, Merced, Madera or 
Fresno, one crosses the rolling foothill 
country of the San Joaquin and ascends 
gradually into mountains increasing in 
size, beauty and verdure, until all about 
one is a magnificent forest of pine, fir 

and cedar. At the 6,000-foot level are 
found the groves of big trees (Sequoia 
gigantia.) Near the Mariposa grove are 
two pretty resorts, Miami Lodge and 
Wawona, where the air is pure and cool 
at night and full of the odor of the for- 

The Mariposa Grove is one of the fin- 
est groves in the world and includes 
more than 600 giants of the forest. 
Among them are Fallen Monarch, The 
Wawona and the California, the two last 
being living trees through which it is 
possible to drive an automobile; and the 
Grizzly Giant, 93 feet in circumference, 
and estimated by David Starr Jordan to 
be more than 8,000 years old. 

Leaving Wawona, the road winds 
through the most magnificent sugar pine 
forest in the world, until swinging 
around a bend, Yosemite is seen in all its 
beauty from Inspiration Point, the logi- 
cal and most dramatic entrance to Yosem- 
ite. Words are entirely inadequate to de- 
scribe the wonderful view unfolded to 
one here. 

Descending to the valley floor along a 
road overhung with towering cliffs, and 
moistened from the spray of waterfalls, 
a few miles more brings one to a beauti- 
ful grove of pine and cedar at the foot 
of Glacier Point. 

For the return trip the motorist has a 
choice of three other routes; the Coul- 
terville route via the Merced big tree 
grove, Hazel Green, Bower Cave (well 
worth while seeing) and the historic old 
mining town of Coiilterville. From here 
one may go by different roads to either 
Merced or Modesto. 

The Big Oak Flat road is the most di- 
rect to the north and takes one via 
Crockers, Hamilton's Station, Big Oak 
Flat and Priest's hill to Chinese Camp, 
where one strikes the highway again. On 
this route just above Hamilton's Station, 
the new road to Hetch-Hetchy joins and 
above Crocker's is the commencement of 
the Tioga Road. 

The Tioga Road runs through the 
highest section of Yosemite National 
Park, which has been aptly described as 
the Switzerland of America. The road 
itself attains an altitude of 9,941 ft., but 
on all sides are seen sky-piercing peaks 
and spires, covered with age-encrusted 
ice and snow — many of them more than 
13,000 feet in height. Below Tioga Pass 
is the newly rebuilt Leevining Canyon 
Grade, which forms the connecting link 
across the State, opening as it does the 
weird, wild volcanic and desert country 
lying east of the Sierra. At the foot of 
Leevining Canyon is Mono Lake, the 

In. a wonderful setting In the Mariposa Grove and near the auto road, stands an old forester's cabin, one of the most picturesque structures In 
the Sierras, and known to every motorist who has ever journeyed along the Wawona road. 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


craters, Hammond's Resort and the roads 
leading north to Tahoe and south to Los 
Angeles, through Bishop, Owens Valley 
and Mojave. 

Roads leading into Yosemite Valley are 
always in good condition a couple of 
weeks after the spring rains have 
stopped. They are wider, safer and bet- 
ter graded than most mountain roads 
through similar mountainous regions of 

The rigid government rules of former 
years have been eliminated and there are 
practically no restrictions placed on mo- 
tor cars, other than those that protect 
the motorists, who now have the privi- 
lege of driving in any direction over all 
the roads in the Park. 

Motorists should familiarize them- 
selves, however, with the government 
regulations, as such knowledge will pre- 
vent delays at the checking stations and 
will eliminate the necessity of asking 

Government May Enlarge Sequoia National Park 

The demand for what is popularly 
known as "the Greater Sequoia National 
Park" is rapidly growing. Several of the 
larger mountain-climbing and outdoor 
clubs have become enthusiastic for it, 
and inquiries of the Department of the 
Interior concerning the magnificent coun- 
try north and east of the present Sequoia 
National Park are increasing. 

The fact that America possesses an 
area of unsurpassed scenic magnificence 
heretofore unsuspected by the public has 
become generally known only recently. 
Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the 
United States, has been only a name and 
an altitude. The Tehipite Valley and 
the Kings River Canyon have been 
scarcely known even as names. The 
Kern River Canyon is hardly known in 

The fact that all of these represent 
sublimity, each of its own kind, interests 

rocks of great height and marked per- 
sonality. The Tehipite Dome guarding 
the Tehipite Valley on the north, is even 
loftier than El Capitan of the Yosemite; 
while Mount Harrington, directly oppo- 
site, rises nearly two thousand feet higher 
than Half Dome rises above the Yosem- 
ite Valley's eastern end. In the Kings 
River Canyon, North Dome and the 
Grand Sentinel are heights of command- 
ing grandeur. 

Tehipite Dome is a true Yosemite fea- 
ture. It points its granite finger at the 
zenith. It is not so massive as El Capi- 
tan, and to that extent is less impressive; 
but it is superb. It has its own august 
personality, and, if it stood in the Yo- 
semite, would share with those famous 
rocks the Incomparable Valley's highest 
honors. From the floor of the valley, 
outlined against the sky, it towers hugely. 

It needs no maps to convince Tehipite 

Among the Mariposa Big Trees — the finest grove in the world, number 
antedating the Christian era by thousands of years. 

ng more than 600 giants of the forest. 

the olcest 

All the roads into Yosemite are now 
toll-free and are owned by the govern- 
ment or by the county. There is no fee 
to pay other than the $5 entrance fee to 
the government, which entitles one to a 
season permit for himself and automobile 
in the Park. 

It is possible to enter the Park over one 
road and leave over an entirely different 
route. The Tioga Pass road will be open 
to motorists in ten days. It will then be 
possible to drive from Yosemite into the 
Nevada and Tahoe country or south 
along the east side of the Sierras via El 
Camino Real to Southern California. 

No special equipment is required for 
the trip into the Valley, except good tires 
and one extra tire. A collapsible bucket 
or can for dipping water is a good thing 
to have along, and it is well to be pre- 
pared with an extra gallon can of lubri- 
cating oil. For night travel a spot-light 
will come in handy. 

the public; and the project to join, in one 
national park of sixteen hundred square 
miles, the maximum of mountain top and 
canyon scenery with the maximum of for- 
est luxuriance as represented in the pres- 
ent Sequoia National Park, has caught the 
national fancy. In several respects the 
Greater Sequoia, when it becomes a na- 
tional park, will be unique. 

Two of these great canyons, the Te- 
hipite Valley and the Kings River Can- 
yon may properly be classed with the 
Yosemite Valley. Not that they resem- 
ble or repeat the Yosemite or each other ; 
each is highly individual and different. 
But they all have much in common, in- 
cluding a largeness, a personality, and a 
quality that set them apart from all other 
of the "many Yosemites" which John 
Muir ascribes to the Sierra Nevada 

Each of these canyons, like the Yo- 
semite Valley, is overlooked by granite 

explorers that many of its abrupt cas- 
tellated walls exceed Yosemite's in 
height. The sky line is fantastically 
carved into spires and domes, a counter- 
part in gigantic miniature of the Great 
Sierra of which it is the valley climax. 
The Yosemite measure of sublimity per- 
haps lacks, but in its place is a more 
rugged grandeur, a certain suggestion of 
vastness and power unequaled elsewhere. 
In fact, the floor itself offers no sugges- 
tion of Yosemite's exquisiteness. Instead 
it offers rugged spaciousness. In place 
of Yosemite's peaceful woods and mea- 
dows, here are giant studded thickets 
and mountainous masses of enormous 
broken talus. Instead of the quiet, wind- 
ing Merced, here is a surging, smashing, 
frothing, cascading, roaring torrent, sev- 
eral times its volume, which fills the val- 
ley with its turbulence. 

Once step foot on the valley floor and 
all thought of comparison with Yosemite 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

Miss Geraldine Farrar, our adorable American operatic star, with Lou Tellegen, her husband, in their Goodrich Silvertown equipped 16-vaive Stutz 
Speedster, snapped on a recent visit to our city, in front of the Latham-Davis & Company's store on Van Ness avenue. 

vanishes forever. This is a different 
thing altogether, but a thing in its own 
way no less superlative in its distinction. 
The keynote of the Tehipite Valley is 
wild exuberance. 

From this it is difficult to differentiate 
the Kings River Canyon, which lies a 
few miles south. They are similar and 
yet very different. Perhaps the difference 
is chiefly that of degree. Both lie east 
and west, with enormous rocky bluffs ris- 
ing on either side of rivers of quite ex- 
traordinary beauty. 

Both present nearly perpendicular cas- 
tellated walls of exceptional boldness of 
design. Both are heavily and magnifi- 
cently wooded. Both possess to a high 
degree the quality that lifts them above 
the average of even the Sierra's glacial 

But the outlines of the Kings River 
Canyon seem to be softer, the valley floor 
broader, the river less heroic. If the 
keynote of the Tehipite Valley is wild 
exuberance, that of the Kings River Can- 
yon is wild beauty. The one excites; 
the other lulls. The one shares with 

Yosemite the distinction of extraordinary 
outline; the other shares with Yosemite 
the distinction of extraordinary charm. 
The three valleys are in a class by 

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The production of food crops, says a 
recent issue of American Motorist, in- 
volves not merely the raising of the crops, 
but the placing of the products where they 
will be available for human consumption. 
If road building is discontinued or seri- 
ously hampered, there is danger of seri- 
ously affecting our food supply. 

There is too much of a disposition to 
reach hasty conclusions in the handling of 
these great economic questions, and it is 
to the interest of the country that those 
who believe in road building operations 
should be heard and the merits of their 
contentions carefully weighed. 
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It is a sound method of procedure never 
to allow dust and dirt to collect in the top, 
in the interior, on the floor, in the up- 

holstery, or upon any part of the skeleton 
of the car, says Dr. Leonard Keene Hirsh- 
berg, writing in the current issue of 
American Motorist. If the owner will re- 
member that each spot of dust or dirt in- 
juries the car and shortens its career; if 
he will understand that one loose bolt, 
made so by grit and dirt, caused the col- 
lapse of the Quebec bridge, better per- 
sonal attention will be given by him to 
the near godliness of cleanliness. 
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A six-cylinder car is being offered by 
the Ross Automobile Company, Detroit, 
as the successor to the Ross eight, and 
the management of the company is now 
embarked on an extensive campaign. The 
new car has a Continental engine, 3Y 2 
by 5Yi inches, multiple disc clutch, three 
speed transmission, full floating rear axle, 
130-inch wheelbase, and seven-passenger 

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In these war prevailing times, between 
tacks and tax, the poor tire is sure to get 
stuck no matter what happens. — Ameri- 
can Motorist. 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 




"With the best of the motoring season 
just opening, rising tire prices, and a no- 
ticeable tire shortage throughout the coun- 
try, the motorist should do everything in 
his power to conserve the life of his 
tires," says George Lichtenberger of 
Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company, fac- 
tory distributors for Norwalk tires. 
"These suggestions are valuable for the 
owner : 

"Use a size of tire adequate to carry 
the load imposed. It does not pay .to 
overload tires. Keep tires inflated up to 
the pressure recommended unless you are 
willing to sacrifice tire-life for riding com- 
fort. Have cuts in treads repaired as soon 
as they occur and thus avoid sand-blis- 
ters and tread-separation. Avoid abrupt 
jolts at high speeds and avoid sharp ob- 
jects, both on the road and in the garage. 
Don't drive over or against curbs. Keep 
the wheels out of hardened ruts and car 
tracks. Be sure that the rims are free 
from dents and keep them well graphited. 
Take care that oil and grease are not al- 
lowed to remain on the tires. Don't use 
chains more than safety requires and be 
sure that front and rear wheels track. 
Never drive on a flat tire, even for the 
shortest distance, unless absolutely neces- 
sary. Avoid fast driving, unless you are 
ready to pay for the tire expense that in- 
evitably goes with it. Drive slowly over 
car tracks, crushed stone and rock-strewn 

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New York's decree that any person 
found guilty of driving an automobile 
while intoxicated will be sentenced to a 
year in the penitentiary and a fine of $500 
errs only on the side of leniency. It 
should be five years in the penitentiary 
and $500 fine. A private corporation 
which would permit an irresponsible per- 
son of this class to operate dangerous ma- 
chines, run a train, manage a boat, an ele- 
vator, or have charge of anything where 
he could endanger the lives of other peo- 
ple, would be guilty of criminal negli- 
gence. Under the "Safety First" policy 
of most large companies irresponsible in- 
dividuals are being eliminated from im- 
portant positions. For any one to permit 
such persons to drive an automobile is al- 
so criminal neglect, and those guilty of it 
should be severely punished, i. e., by de- 
priving them of their liberty and their 
lucre. Automobiling has quite enough to 
answer for without being held responsi- 
ble for the criminal acts of drunken car 
drivers, whether chauffeurs or owners 
matters not. — American Motorist. 



"Among the many home efficiency and 
economy uses the automobile is being put 
to by wives of owners is that of facilitat- 
ing the daily shopping trips," says W. L. 
Hughson of the KisselKar. 

"In this respect, the automobile is lit- 
erally taking the place of the old market 
basket and will be a factor in the one-a- 
day groceries deliveries now in contem- 

"In supplying the culinary require- 
ments of the home the housewife of to- 
day drives down in her car to the grocery, 
meat market or bakery, and brings her 
purchases home with her, thereby not 
only saving time, but making sure she is 
getting what she wants. 

"The quickness and ease of getting 
about has a tendency to cause housewives 
to shop around more in search of lower 
prices and better goods in markets, which 
were formerly beyond her walking dis- 
tance. Scores of owners and their wives 
are even purchasing their vegetables and 
fruits from the farmer, driving directly to 
the garden or orchard. 

"Without a doubt the automobile is 
proving the most efficient means to help 
keep down the cost of living." 

5- ~S 5 

"Sit behind the wheel of your car and 
be your own chauffeur," says W. L. 
Hughson, president of the Pacific Kissel- 
Kar branch. "Driving your car induces 
alertness and self-possession. Responsi- 
bility is developed, self-reliance logically 
follows and increased personal efficiency 
is the result." 

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Over 50 per cent of the cars entered in 
the Denver to Laramie, Wyo., road race 
of 131 miles were wrecked or met with 
mishaps. The contest was won by Bob 
Murray, piloting a Buick, in 3:09:30. 
Sundin, with a Mercer, was second; Ed- 
wards, with a Thomas, third. Fourth and 
fifth places went to Duncan and Apple- 
man, in a Ford and Premier, respectively. 
Freshly graded roads, sharp curves and 
steep grades were responsible for many 
casualties. A number of machines were 
disabled through plunging into fences, 
ditches, telephone poles and other obsta- 

The horse that can be driven twenty 
miles a day for six days in the week 
would be dead or in a junk wagon at the 
end of a year. The automobile will do 
200 miles a day for seven days a week, 
and at the end of the year will run 
smoother than at the I eginning. 


About 90 per cent of the motor stores 
of Paris are closed. Having nothing to 
sell, dealers had no alternative. A cer- 
tain number have maintained their show- 
rooms and handed them over temporarily 
to the Red Cross and other charitable or- 
ganizations; others, evidently foreseeing 
a long war, have relinquished their leases 
and the buildings are standing empty. 
During the last few months there has 
been a revival of commercial activity and 
enterprising firms have obtained premises 
in the Champs-Elysees and other parts 
of the motor district, with the intention 
of opening them as soon as the war comes 
to an end. Important changes in loca- 
tion are certain, for firms holding some 
of the best positions in the Champs- 
Elysees district have sold out, and others 
never having had positions there have op- 

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Louis Enright, the man who last sum- 
mer got so much publicity from a mys- 
terious cheap green automobile fuel, has 
once more crept into the pages of the met- 
ropolitan papers. This time it is because 
Henry Ford has brought an action to re- 
cover a Ford car, lent to Enright for pur- 
poses of experiment, and never returned. 
When the excitement over the fuel ceased 
last summer, the formula was supposedly 
in the hands of the Maxim Munitions Cor- 
poration; Enright now says the Maxim 
company only had an option, and inti- 
mates that some equally powerful backer 
has taken Ford's place, 
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"Traffic in New York State has in- 
creased so tremendously as a result of 
the connected highways improvement that 
a single road will not suffice from Buf- 
fo lo to New York, passing through the 
center and serving the larger cities," as- 
serts Chairman George C. Diehl of the 
A. A. A. Good Roads Board, who then 
goes on to say that the State highway de- 
partment will have to get busy on its plan 
much sooner than contemplated in pro- 
viding for two continuous routes from 
Lake Erie to Rochester. Syracuse, Utica, 
Albany, and the metropolis. 
ST S 5 

There are many garages in town, and 
the motorist is often in a quandary as to 
where to go. especially for permanent 
service. There are very few who give you 
the quality of service of Dow & Green, 
in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and 
Geary. Here your car will receive some- 
thing more than the "once over," and the 
prices are moderate. 


San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 



An innovation that is destined to have a 
marked effect on the efficiency and com- 
fort of motor truck drivers and one that 
will give increased results to truck own- 
ers is that of the All-Year Cab, originated, 
designed and built by the Kissel Motor 
Car Company, Hartford, Wis. 

It is a new adaptation of Kissel's orig- 
inal convertible idea, giving to truck driv- 
ers a closed, warm cab in winter, and 
which can be easily and quickly changed 
into the Kissel standard open cab in sum- 

Standing a little over five feet from 
chassis frame to roof, the cab frame is 
of extra hard wood, bolted and locked. 
All sides and doors are covered with spe- 
cially treated sheet metal, enabling the 
cab to withstand the twists of the frame 
when negotiating rough roads. Instead of 
the common wooden dash that loosens 
quickly, the All-Year Cab dash is of 
heavy plated metal, giving unusual sub- 

The seating capacity is for three men, 
with plenty of leg room. Tank and tool 
compartments are under the seat. Doors 
on each side measure 25 inches wide — an 
unusual width for truck cabs. Metal 
pockets are furnished on both sides of 
cab for time, tire, gasoline and other mile- 
age record cards and books. 

Another feature is that of the instru- 
ment board set at right angles, with 
plenty of space for all necessary electrical 
instruments, speedometer, gauges, etc. 
Special Pittsburg glass is furnished for 
the doors, sides and rear window, which 
has a heavy wire protection screen. A 
rain-vision windshield is also included 
with the winter equipment. 

The All-Year Cab is wind-proof, 
rain-proof, cold-proof, in fact all-weather 
proof, not only giving the driver in win- 
ter a warm, dry, comfortable housing un- 
der all climatic conditions, but a cab that 
is solid and substantial, roomy, sightly 
and attractive. 

To change the All-Year Cab into the 
Kissel standard open summer cab, the 
winter inclosures, consisting of wind- 
shield, side, door and rear windows, are 
easily and quickly removed. 

The All-Year Cab, which the Kissel 
Motor Car Company has been experi- 
menting with all winter, covers other orig- 
inal and exclusive features that insure all 
parts fitting closely, securely and perma- 
nently in the most severe weather. 

No longer will truck drivers and help- 
ers have to work unprotected in winter 
weather. No longer will truck owners 
jeopardize their property in the hands of 
frozen drivers. Undoubtedly Kissel's All- 

Year Cab fills a long-felt want. 

The All-Year Cab, which is exclusive 
with the new Kissel trucks, is in its open 
form, without the winter inclosures, stand- 
ard equipment on all the new Kissel truck 
models excepting "The Flyer" light de- 
livery car. The winter inclosures for the 
all-year cab cost $50.00 extra. 

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A 1700-mile concrete military highway 
from the Canadian to the Mexican border, 
through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado 
and New Mexico, has just been proposed 
to the Federal Government by the Rocky 
Mountain National Military Highway As- 
sociation, which was organized in Denver 
recently. The officers of the association 
are : State Highway Commissioner 
Thomas J. Ehrhart, elected President; 
Charles Roam, Butte; Robert Carey, 
Cheyenne; Dr. F. L. Bartlett, Denver, 
and Eugene Kepanek, Santa Fe, Vice- 
Presidents respectively for Montana, 
Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico; 
former Governor E. M. Amnions, Denver, 
Secretary-Treasurer. Besides the regular 
delegates from the territory directly in- 
terested, the meeting was also attended 
by A. L. Westgard, New York, transcon- 
tinental pathfinder and official of the Na- 
tional Highways Association. 

The tentative route favored is from 
Fort Assiniboine, near Havre, Mont., to 
El Paso, Texas, a distance of 1696 miles. 
The main points touched are Fort Benton, 
Lewiston and Billings, Mont.; Sheridan, 
Buffalo, Casper, Douglas and Cheyenne, 
Wyo.; Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado 
Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad, Colo.; Las 
Vegas, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Socorro 
and Las Cruces, N. M. There are seven 
national army posts and reservations di- 
rectly on or closely connected with this 
route, and also four national parks in the 
States traversed. 

Eighty-six million acres of public lands 
still subject to entry in these four States 
and 46,000,000 acres of forest reserve, al- 
ready penetrated widely by good moun- 
tain roads and highly suitable for varied 
training in military operations, are among 
the advantages pointed out for building 
this road as an interstate and national en- 


S. W. Kidd of the Davis automobile 
factory is paying San Francisco his initial 
visit. The large number of sales recorded 
in this city the short time that the agency 
has been in operation has impressed 
Davis factory officials with the im- 
portance of this section of the country. 



The question of the chauffeur's author- 
ity to bind the owner of a car for service 
and repairs is one that should be of par- 
ticular interest to garage keepers, repair- 
men and owners, says Leslie Childs, legal 
editor of American Motorist, writing in 
the current issue of that highly instructive 
and entertaining publication. Says Mr. 

"The general rule is that an owner is 
not liable for service of this kind unless 
he - has ordered it or caused it to be or- 
dered. This rule, however, has some ex- 
ceptions, as where a servant who, in the 
scope of his employment, gives the order, 
in which event the owner will be bound; 
this upon the doctrine that what one can 
do himself he can also do by an agent. 
But even in cases of this kind some nice 
questions of fact may arise as to the ex- 
tent of the authority relegated, unless it 
is apparent or can be plainly established. 

"It often happens that an accident will 
occur while the car is in the possession of 
the chauffeur that requires the attention 
of a repairman if the chauffeur is to com- 
plete the journey he is upon. In cases of 
this kind the chauffeur may not have the 
required amount of money at hand and 
he may not be in a position to communi- 
cate with his employer relative to charg- 
ing the account. 

"The repairman or garage keeper may 
be acquainted with the financial responsi- 
bility of the owner, but may hesitate to 
execute an order given by the chauffeur, 
through fear that the order may not be 
approved by the owner. In a situation of 
this kind a slight knowledge of the law 
governing the liability for repairs of the 
kind may prove of considerable value to 
the parties concerned. 

"Cases of this kind seem to be divided 
into two classes — first, where the break- 
down or damage requires repairs of a per- 
manent and lasting character, such as the 
adding of new parts, or practically re- 
buildings; second, where only temporary 
repairs are required that will enable the 
chauffeur to continue on the immediate 
business in hand. Whether the repairs 
fall within the first or the second class 
will, it seems, govern the liability of the 
owner for the payment to the charges. 
The points have been passed upon by 
the courts in several instances, so may 
be considered as fairly well settled." 

b" 0" S 

Getting married is a whole lot like be- 
coming the owner of a motor car; it isn't 
so much the first cost of the blamed thing 
that counts ; it is the upkeep that does you 
good and plenty. — American Motorist. 

July 28, 1917 

and California Advertiser 




The members of the Society of Auto- 
motive Engineers constitute one of the 
most interesting bodies of men in the 

The society has had on its roll and in 
active service for a long time the leading 
designers and producers of automobiles, 
engaged in scientific and standardization 
work which is a monumental record. Re- 
cently the aeronautic, motor-boat and 
tractor engineers joined interests with 
them in activities comprehending prac- 
tically every form of mechanical appar- 
atus operated by an internal combustion 
engine. At its annual meeting just held 
in Chicago, the National Gas Engine As- 
sociation voted to affiliate with the soci- 
ety in engineering matters. Such a com- 
bining of interests is of great value to 
not only the manufacturer but to the 
using public as well, for through inter- 
locking technical committees, as recently 
cited by the Scientific A merican, immense 
resources of information and experience 
become available readily, and standard- 
ization that could be effected in no other 
way becomes possible. 

Many of the past presidents of the so- 
ciety are serving the government actively 
in official positions of great importance. 
Major Henry Souther, formerly consult- 
ing engineer of the Mechanical Branch 
of the Association of Licensed Automo- 
bile Manufacturers, is senior officer of 
the Aircraft Engineering Division of the 
Aviation Section of the U. S. Signal 
Corps. Howard E. Coffin is a member of 
the Advisory Commission of the Council 
of National Defense and Chairman of the 
Aircraft Production Board. Howard Mar- 
mon is airplane engineer of the Aircraft 
Engineering Division of the Signal Corps. 
Herbert W. Alden has been a Major in 
the Ordnance Officers' Reserve Corps. 
Andrew L. Riker is a member of the Na- 
val Consulting Board. William H. Van 
Dervoort is a member of the Munitions 
Committee of the Council of National De- 
fense. All these are Past Presidents of 
the Society of Automotive Engineers. 
The President of the society, George W. 
Dunham, is the civilian member of the 
Bureau of Ordnance Board for motorizing 
the Field Artillery. Most of these men 
will be recognized as designers of leading 
American motor cars. 

Among other prominent members of the 
society in the service are William Guy 
Wall, Major in the Ordnance Department; 
A. C. Schulz, Commissioner in the same 
service ; Bion J. Arnold, Major in the En- 
gineer Officers' Reserve Corps; Captain 
William M. Britton, Quartermaster Re- 
serve Corps; Captain V. E. Clark, Avia- 

tion Section; E. A. DeLorenzi, Mechani- 
cal Transport, War Department, London; 
Captain E. S. Gorrell, U. S. A.; George 
A. Green, Captain of Maintenance of 
Tanks in France; Captain H. A. Hege- 
man, U. S. A.; Captain H. W. Harms, 
Aviation Section; J. J. Jennings and Ray 
T. Middleton, Sergeants, Q. M. C, on 
duty in France ; M. A. Smith, Lieutenant, 
U. S. Marine Corps; Sidney D. Waldon, 
Captain in the Aviation Section. 

3- 5 ? 


When dear friend wife chauffeurs the car 

It takes a little stroll, 
And makes a frightful bluff as if 

To climb a trolley pole. 
It makes the poor pedestrians 

Go scooting to the wall, 
While in the forest glades the nymphs 

Will hunt the timber tall. 
"Now don't you think it clever, Frank," 

Dear wife will say to me, 
"To make folks step right lively when 

They're toddling home to tea ? 
We pay big taxes for the roads, 

And they are ours, you know, 
From Saginaw to Poseyville 

And on to Kokomo. 
Now watch me take a wheel right off 

That wagon piled with coal; 
It makes me boil to see road hogs, 

It does, upon my soul." 
And then she twists our new machine 

Like the 

across street, 

And hardly gives the thing a thought 

That everything may meet 
In one grand smash, and spill the wheels 

Until they roll like this 

o — o 

o — o 

o — o 
While on my cheek she tries to plant 
A fresh, unmetered kiss. 

— A merican Motorist. 
Sr S "5 

With the invasion of the funeral car 
field by automobiles during the last few 
years have come unusual developments in 
the designs of cars to fit those require- 
ments. Among the companies which have 
built up a large service of this kind is 
the Cole Motor Car Company of India- 
napolis. Its latest product, the four-door 
Toursedan, is especially adaptable for 
funeral service and many believe that it 
will mark a new era in the construction 
of funeral motor vehicles. 


Manufacture of tires is to be undertak- 
en eventually by Henry Ford. For some 
time the Ford Motor Company has been 
experimenting in tire manufacture, and it 
now feels that it has acquired enough 
knowledge and experience to proceed, as 
soon as the necessary plant arrangements 
can be made. Tire men who inquire anx- 
iously as to when this will be are as- 
sured, however, that it is still a matter of 
the distant future. Eventually a separate 
tire-making company probably will be or- 
ganized, to conduct the enterprise on a 
separate basis from the car company. 
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most trouble he has had with his car was 
in getting it. — A merican Motorist. 




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San Francisco News Letter 

July 28, 1917 

The Personal Touch 

Abraham Lincoln, as everybody knows, was long and lanky; 
Stephen A. Douglas was short and chubby. Their presence to- 
gether at a county seat on one occasion gave the other lawyers, 
in an idle hour, an opportunity to chaff them indirectly. Thus, 
the conversation was turned to the question of harmonious phy- 
sical proportions. Some, having Douglas in view, contended 
for short legs; others, meaning to draw Lincoln out, contended 
for long legs. Neither of the intended "butts" took part in the 
discussion, until one of the jokers turned to Lincoln and said : 
"Now, Abe, what is your opinion of the proper length of a 
man's legs?" "My opinion," drawled the lanky lawyer, "is 
that, to be just about right, a man's legs should be long enough 

to reach the ground." 

* * * 

When Pershing was promoted to a first lieutenancy, after 
seven years oi waiting, he was assigned to the Tenth Cavalry, 
the Negro command which was destined to win fame later at the 
San Juan blockhouse in Cuba, and, because of his identification 
with these troops, he was given the sobriquet of "Black Jack," 
a nickname that has clung to him in the Army ever since. Like 
Logan, he is a six-footer, and as straight as an Indian. Like 

Logan, too, he is said to be loved by his men. 

* * * 

The news that Frederick W. Mansfield of Boston has already 
taken out nomination papers as democratic candidate for Gov- 
ernor in the September election will dispose of a lot of political 
rumors, and not displease Governor McCall. Lawyer Mansfield 
is a determined person and refuses to be sidetracked in the in- 
terests of ex-Governor Walsh or anybody else. 

* * * 

General W. L. Sibert, second to General Pershing in the com- 
mand of the American army in France, is a distinguished engi- 
neer. He had charge of the construction of the Gatun locks, 
dam and spillway in the Panama Canal. An able engineer of- 
ficer should be of great service in such warfare as that on the 

western front. 

* * * 

William Winter and Mark Twain did not like each other's 
literary style, and Mark did not like William at all. It was 
almost a mystery how this country could have grown two such 
geniuses, so different, in the same generation. 

* * * 

Through the camera we are all enabled to see that General 
Pershing makes a soldierly and confidence-inspiring figure as 
he lands. The French have quickly recognized that we have 
sent a good man. 

* * * 

Prince Christian, a brother of King Constantine, is now said 
to be planning to marry a rich American woman. It is a very 
good way to repair the fortunes of a royal family out of a job. 


the dear way, the long way, the joy-way of our car, 
Valleys full of blossoms and the skies without a frown ; 

O the hoping all ahead of us, the sorrow all afar, 
As we motor out a-camping from our own, our Angel Town! 

G the resting by the roadside there, along the King's Highway! 

Sunshine through the branches sifting down, 
And the wind upon our faces as we sleep at close of day; 

We'll be camping, my Carita, many miles from Angel Town. 

O the open way is our way in the big trees of the hills ! 

And you wear for me a sylvan gown; 
O I hear you in the forests, in the rivers and the rills ; 

But we're going back, Carita, to our own, our Angel Town. 

And we'll gipsy forth together, you and I, at last, my dear, 

On a road that leads yet fairer to renown ; 
O the radiance of the highway, when the peace of Heaven's 
And we're touring forth at last to Angel Town ! 

— Ben Field. 

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fireplace, garden, marine view, neighborhood unexceptional; 
reasonable. Phone Fillmore 2699. 

Teacher — Now, Patsy, would it be proper to say : "You 

can't learn me nothing?" Patsy — Yis'm. Teacher — Why? 
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Everybody is doing it! Doing what? His bit, 

All of the news down to the last minute. "Extra !" 

The only way to beat the Paper Trust is to beat it into a 


News and gossip of the churches : see last Sunday's pro- 

Too many hands in the pot may destroy any success in 

brewing proper Food Control. 

The Pacifist is the fifth wheel to the machine, and rolls 

best when he rolls by himself. 

The shortage of lubricating oil in Russia readily ex- 
plains why things there are not running well. 

School vacation ended this week, and the Boy Scout will 

row carry the war into his chum's lunch basket. 

The weed crop in the back yard vegetable gardens of 

San Francisco is declared by war experts to beat all records. 

Germany is now returning the crippled and infirm French 

prisoners back to France so that she may escape feeding them. 

The time for peace discussion is when the Kaiser is 

thoroughly defeated and acknowledges it through the world's 

The success of the landing of the second American ex- 
peditionary force on French soil is another side kick at the 
ubiquitous U-boat. 

"What is a retailer?" asks an exchange. It's an explain- 
ing machine in clothes that gets your money in playing the 
game of the H. C. L. 

The bathing girls of 1917 on the Atlantic beaches are 

said to evoke sensations. They probably are escapes from some 
of the movie "thrillers." 

Henry Ford's presentation of $500,000 worth of ambu- 
lances for Red Cross work in the war is certainly a strong boost 
tc first aid to the injured. 

Any man carrying a "package" of hiccoughs is defined 

to be intoxicated, according to the latest ukase of the Board of 
Trustees of Redwood City. 

Attorney Frank Whittaker suffered a painful facial loss 

this week when a rival cut short an angry argument outside the 
court room door by pulling out his mustache by the roots and 
walking away without considerately replacing the ornament. 

Honk! honk! honk! Here comes the motor cop to take 

your number. And he declares savagely that "It ain't no mis- 
take." So report to-morrow. 

According to the Kaiser's account, he has not been de- 
feated in any engagement to date. Some chancellor ought to 
awaken him from his dream. 

Thanks to the gods of agriculture, Luther Burbank is 

again as much alive as his Shasta daisy, and feeling as well as 
a Burbank potato at its best. 

A California Jersey cow has just won the only gold medal 

for furnishing butter fats in milk. That is a record that no local 
milk delivery man will ever beat. 

Slackers who missed a chance at the first issue of $2,000,- 

000,000 Liberty Bonds will shortly have a chance to shoot their 
money at a bigger mark, $5,000,000,000. 

The food speculators of the country will root up more 

trouble than they bargain for should they again attempt to play 
the hog game on the farms of this country. 

When this pompous world was turned topsey-turvey by 

a kick of the War Demon, the ordinary person became some- 
what natural by reverting to the animalism and barbarism that 
fills his bones. 

Labor troubles besprinkle the various districts of the 

country; which signifies that labor is scarce and the unions are 
taking advantage of the situation to boost wages. It's a buying 
and selling game the same as Big Business. 

The major who traded his shoulder strap maple leaf for 

the double bars of a captain created quite a stir in local army 
circles, this week, but he got exactly what he wanted most, and 
none of us could do better in the trade game. 

Governor William D. Stephens slept one night this week 

in the camp occupied by the convicts that are building the new 
State highway through Humboldt County. He escaped on a 
nightmare and in safety, according to the last bulletin. 

For a nation that maintains a stolid and persistent con- 
tempt for war the Chinese are certainly showing extraordinary 
zeal, or are the Japs adroitly stirring up trouble after the fash- 
ion of the Germans in their exploitation of the radical element 
in Russia? 

The German Emperor will be rabidly angered to learn 

that 250 Belgium refugees have bought farms in Oregon on 
which to begin a new life in peace. Thus they escape the slav- 
ery he would have imposed on them to work out their days on 
Prussian soil. 

The bluff of new indictments reported to be brought 

against Joe Scott, former collector of the port, will prove only 
weaker than the ones on which he has just been acquitted. There 
i? such a thing as overdoing malicious prosecution in striving to 
break a political enemy. 


A Smash at the 
Paper Trust. 

The Federal Trade Commission has 
reported to the Senate that there is a 
band of men in this country and Can- 
ada in illegal combination arbitrar- 
ily fixing prices of print paper, so that small publishers have 
been forced into bankruptcy, and many more, large and small, 
are likely to follow. The Commission has ample power under 
the law to stop this. They may enter an order commanding 
these known offenders to desist. In this case there is no ex- 
cuse for the usual law's delay. If these conspirators refuse 
they may have peremptory orders from any or all circuit courts 
of appeal in the United States where the offenses are being com- 
mitted, compelling compliance with the demand of the Com- 
mission. Such orders under the Federal statutes are summary 
in character and take precedence over all other cases. The 
present war emergency makes it imperative that such orders 
be made immediately. De- 
fiance of the law in the present 
circumstances must be checked 
with the strongest and speed- 
iest power of the Government. 
No such order has yet been en- 
tered by the Federal Trade 
Commission. Frank P. Walsh, 
who is battling for the cause 
of the large and small pub- 
lishers of this country that are 
being gouged through the ex- 
orbitant prices fixed by paper 
trusts, has recently addressed 
a letter to the Federal Trades 
Commission at Washington, 

D. C, calling their attention 
to "the following named indi- 
viduals and corporations, with 
others, are and have been for 
many months past using and 
exercising unfair methods of 
competition in the production 
and sale of news print paper : 

E. W. Backus, Minnesota & 
Ontario Power Print Co.; Geo. 
H. Mead, The Spanish River 
Pulp and Paper Mills; P. T. 
Dodge, International Paper 
Co.; Alexander Smith, Abitibi 
Power & Paper Co., Ltd.; and 
George Cahoon, Jr., The Lan- 
rentide Co." 

The charges are that they have banded together and con- 
spired to control the newspaper print industry in order to 
secure unconscionable and unreasonable profits; restricting free 
competition; ordering competitors to limit the production of 
paper; circulating widely false statements of shortage; arbi- 
tiarily dividing the United States into territory division to ex- 
plot to users; unfair efforts to create fictitious demand; false 
claims of shortage of cars; arbitrarily fixing prices, and violat- 
ing contracts to suit themselves. 

Walsh asks the Federal Trade Commission to set a day for 
public hearing of the charges. He is recognized as a good 
fighter. If he can expose to the public and lay low this uncon- 
scionable and ruining trust he ought to be hailed as a second 


The I. W. W. situation continues to 
be a prickley pear in the hand of 
the law. No decisive action is had 
by running their bands from one 
mining camp to another, as was recently done in the Arizona 
mines. Such action is as foolish as the little dog's attempt to 
catch his tail. The situation there must have deeply impressed 
President Wilson with the folly practiced by the citizens at- 
tempting to take the law in their own hands. Only by men who 

U. S. Official- 

The I. W. W.'s as 
An Irritant. 

have their ideals and practice centered on Justice can this be 
done, as was the case with the California Vigilantes of '51 and 
'56. President Wilson has rightly sounded a warning note that 
citizens, as in the Bisbee, Arizona, strikes, must not take the law 
in their own hands. Such action places them before the world 
as in the same plan of campaign as the I. W. W.'s, and they 
logically play into the latter's hands. Anarchy of this kind is 
exactly what the I. W. W.'s are striving to bring about; it 
promptly tears down the barriers of law and order, and spills 
the spirit of evil widespread. No graver consequences could 
happen this country. With war on against Germany and the 
Government centering its attention on effective preparations, 
all the fermenting evils against good government and society 
have emerged from their holes in a union of spirit to play havoc 
at all opportunities. There is little doubt but what they are be- 
ing urged on and assisted by Germany's employed agents, just 

as sedition and anarchy is now 
being fomented in the ranks of 
the Russian army. Any I. W. 
W.'s caught in such practice 
would of course be summarily 
handled by the law. They 
cannot be imprisoned for fo- 
menting strikes even in war 
munition plants. Only when 
they break the law can they be 
punished. They know this, 
and accordingly they hunch so 
close to the line of the law that 
it scrapes their skins as they 
twiddle their fingers from their 
noses in defiance at the Law. 
Only the horse-sense of the 
nation will be able to solve 
this irritating problem. 
Congressmen "Riled" by 

Advices from Washington 
dwell on the fact that a hor- 
net's nest has been aroused in 
Congress, which is proverbi- 
ally filled with a class of rep- 
resentatives padded fat with 
cheap mediocrity, because of 
the invasion of high class men 
of dynamo action and fruitful 
ideas who are eagerly serving 
the country in the present 
emergency with the best they have in them, and for nothing. 
This idea of getting no pay for work and giving the best that 
is in a man sticks hard in the crows of the representative 
chair warmers in Congress, who draw down high pay for polish- 
ing the seats of their trousers. The result is that numbers of 
these professional political nincompoops are exercising their 
united energies to prevent as much as possible the new and suc- 
cessful ideas these public-minded citizens are endeavoring to 
exploit for this country in the present war emergency. The 
situation between certain members of these two parties became 
so strained recently that Secretary Lane felt called upon to me- 
diate in a case where the council of national defense was at- 
tacked by some cheap politicians jealous of the success in view 
without their names being connected with it. The fury in Con- 
gress that has been aroused by the invasion of these high-class 
educated technical experts and highly trained business men 
working their heads off for nothing, in doing their bit for the 
country, is bound to prove a cathartic of national importance. 
It pays to send the best brains of the country to Washington to 
transact properly the business of the nation. Congress is be- 
coming too big in incompetent membership, as has been largely 
illustrated this session; it handcuffs the nation in effective work. 
Any good mixer, singer or smut story teller that can collect the 
necessary votes can now readily become a Congressman. In- 

Give me those dispatches. We must be careful of spies.' 

—Morris in the New York Evening Mail 

August 4, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

creasing number of this quality is continuing to feed ineffective 
and often pernicious characters into the nation's most effective 
chamber councils. The House of Representatives should be cut 
down by half and a better class of men substituted, with better 
pay. The day of the cheap politician should end with the war, 
in order to get desired results through the efficiency now being 
so actively practiced. 


Renewed efforts to put former Collector Scott of this 

city behind the bars will prove as futile as the initial attempt 
to convict him of embezzlement of Government funds under his 
charge. This statement will be made good, as was the forecast 
made in the News Letter at the time of Scott's arrest that he 
would be acquitted. Behind this malodorous affair is a nasty 
effort to play politics in order to bolster a coterie determined 
to control the Democratic party of this State. Scott had assem- 
bled a rarely competent staff to handle the intricate details of 
business passing through his important office. His office was 
invaded by the leaders intent on bracing up their political ma- 
chine, and Scott was ordered to replace part of his staff with in- 
competents named by representatives of the machine. There 
was a red-hot exchange of miscourtesies and a flat refusal on the 
part of Scott. "We'll get your goat for this," was the reply. 
Scott's answer was to order the political boss out of his office. 
The charges of embezzlement against Scott followed. The ring- 
leaders of the conspiracy were fearful that a trial of the case 
might end in Scott's acquittal, in which case he would return to 
office. To obviate any such result, they adroitly played both 
ends against the middle; hence the iniquitous scheme in some- 
one sending a batch of misinformation to President Wilson, 
which naturally inclined him to dismiss Scott from office. This 
cinched the situation for the aggressors; they had won out on 
their "play," whether the verdict was guilty or not guilty. The 
play was, in a way, duplicated by the sending of the "stolen 
internal revenue stamps" to the Ferry postoffice with "explana- 
tions." Scott is an unusually capable man in managing big 
office affairs, justly recognized as such throughout the State, 
and he will not have to worry over accepting the good positions 
that will be offered him. Meantime the political coterie is gin- 
gerly doing things at the old stand. 

The Railroad Commission's hearing in Los Angeles of 

the jit-bus situation revealed an ineptitude on the part of those 
so-called common carriers that makes the record of J. C. Stubbs 
read like a page from the record of some good angel. It appears 
from the testimony as given by themselves that the jitney men 
seek the aid of the commission to save them from themselves. 
The speakers represented their concerns as high-minded, and 
requested that the Commission punish those who extorted com- 
missions from them, and they had to pay these commissions 
through fear that the business would go to a competing line. 
This was not all. A bus line would carry a passenger on an- 
other line's ticket, and then to recoup itself would sell the ticket 
back to the company or sell it over its own line. And then im- 
agine the Southern Pacific or the Santa Fe or the Western 
Pacific going before the Railroad Commission and asking that 
body to prevent any other line coming into existence because 
they had a hard time meeting expenses. The jit-bus men at 
their own showing have proved what many people have said, 
that they are an irresponsible lot. The audacity of these jit-bus 
men is beyond imagination. A gentleman cooly said : "We will 
file a schedule with you, but you won't insist, will you, on its 
maintenance because our drivers get tired and quit when they 
want, and we can't do anything." It is a poor rule that will not 
work both ways. Why make the railroads maintain schedules 
it a jit-bus will not. This much has to be said : The Railroad 
Commission has shown a spirit of fairness in this controversy. 
If the corporations are saddled with big overhead expenses and 
their books are subjected to inspection, the same rule should be 
made to apply to these jit-bus operators, whether they run an 
individual stasje or a fleet of them. 

The Government is doing some very serviceable work 

just now in prosecuting the bandits who have been robbing 
newspaper publishers through extortionate prices fixed by the 

latter without any consideration of supply and demand. Their 
plan is to extort out of publishers all that is possible under the 
cant demand, "War is on, and I am suffering because I can't 
get all the money customers can rake together." For good con- 
science sake, the Government ought to toss these rascals to 
Old Nick and let him flay them of their skins "because the war 
is on and skins are climbing in price." Old Nick has somehow 
made an alliance with Providence, for President Phillip T. 
Dodge, of the International Paper Company, is in a pit of 
hades, and threatened with a well earned toasting. He has 
been accused by two stockholders of his concern of arbitrary 
and oppressive operation of officials through their reckless jug- 
gling of prices which have brought the company into "serious 
trouble with Congress." Charges are made that the directors 
have entered into combinations with other paper companies to 
suppress competition. In this day of tribulation and distress 
of the plain people in doing their mite to support the Govern- 
ment in its extremity, it behooves the Administration at Wash- 
ington to flay, grill or parboil such unconscionable thieves. 


Men desiring to join "The Grizzlies," as the California Field 
Artillery _ is happily termed, should lose no time in communi- 
cating with the recruitment headquarters, 210 Montgomery 
street, as the regiment is rapidly filling to full strength. With 
the posting of the draft lists, enrollment in this California corps 
for Californians only did not cease, as men up to forty-five years 
of age who are physically fit and otherwise qualified are ad- 

While the best of conditions will be provided for all who are 
called upon to fight for their country, exceptional advantages 
will naturally attach to a regiment composed entirely of men be- 
longing to California and having such excellent opportunities of 
becoming personally known to one another. Camaraderie counts 
for a big thing in battle. This inestimable advantage will be- 
long to all the boys who join the California Artillery, popularly 
known as "The Grizzlies," and it is therefore small wonder that 
recruiting is proceeding rapidly. The eyes of the world are on 
the war, and the eyes of the State will be upon the boys from 
California — particularly upon those who carry the Bear Flag into 

Tanforan Park, the famous race track near San Francisco, 
has been secured as a training camp. A month hence the regi- 
ment will be installed there and hard at work getting fitted for 
service at the front, where it will be sent before this year is out. 


The chancellors, premiers, foreign ministers and monarchs 
of Europe who are down and out could form a very exclusive 
club all their own, and still have a waiting list. 

* * » 

One of the oddities of the war is Gen. Smuts sitting in the 
British inner cabinet to discuss ways of meeting the menace 
from German aircraft. 

» * * 

Some assume that Dr. Michaelis will be a mere stopgap, a 
sort of chancellor ad interim, waiting for the Kaiser to find the 
right man. 

• • • 

While no military dictator has yet been brought to the front, 
Hindenburg may be the man if a dictatorship is anywhere to 

• • • 

Perhaps the best defense of the I. W. W. against the suspicion 
of taking German bribes is that they are acting very much as 

they used to act in times of peace. 

• • • 

The I. W. W. copper mine strikers in Arizona demanded $6 a 
day. Judging by the market price of copper it might be pos- 
sible for the mine owners to pay it. 

• • • 

Emma Goldman, anarchist, declines to start a hunger strike 
in prison. She intends to be as comfortable as possible. Being 

all in, she announces no martyr business. 

• • • 

The fear that German submarines or airplanes might locate 
Boston by means of the State-house lights, has so far abated 
that the gilded dome is once more lighted at night. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 

The St. Cyrs Stimulate Curiosity. 

The Jean St. Cyrs, who have been visiting in San Francisco 
for several weeks, are an interesting looking couple who attract 
attention wherever they appear. Society has made much of 
them on this visit, and they have reciprocated lavishly. 

Mrs. St. Cyr is one of those New York women who have lime- 
lighted the pages of American social history in a dazzling fash- 
ion not inherited from the dim candlelight of the staid old 
Knickerbocker drawing rooms into which stained glass seclusion 
she was born. 

This is not the first visit of this fascinating lady to these 
parts. The last time she was out here it was as the widow of 
"Silent" Smith, whose reticence and fortune had headlined him 
in the newspapers for years before New York realized that this 
bachelor of world-wide renown had been paying devoirs to the 
iiresistible lady who later became his wife, it being necessary 
for her first to make some sort of disposition of her own hus- 
band, which formality did not at first enter into her head — if 
the newspaper accounts of the affair at the time were credible. 
© © © 

Erstwhile Mrs. "Silent" Smith. 

"Silent" Smith entered that silence which is called the grave, 
and his widow emerged from her mourning looking younger 
than ever, and with a much older bank account! She is on the 
far side of middle age by the token of the birth register, but by 
the ancient and honorable adage that a woman is as old as she 
looks, she is still comfortably ensconced in the flourishing years. 
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St. Cyr a Romantic Figure. 

Her marriage to St. Cyr added another interesting chapter to 
a life that has never bored her most intimate friends. St. Cyr 
himself has a romantic history. When he was engaged in the 
unromantic business of clerking in a dry goods store or some- 
thing equally unimpressive per se, he met a lady of high degree 
and standard requirements of wealth to bolster up said degree. 
Which is a good beginning for a serial story, and goes right on 
behaving like best-seller stuff. St. Cyr married the lady who 
shared her degree and fortune with him, and then passed on 
her fortune, as she could not take it with her to the other side. 
He became one of the much sought after eligibles in New York 
society, and many a designing mother gave her daughter every 
opportunity to land this catch. 

Fancy, then, the astonishment of the smart set when it learned 
that this matrimonial asset had fallen a victim to the charms of 
a woman at least fifteen years his senior — and even the cynics 
admitted the element of charm for fortune had already been 
bestowed upon him, and mercenary motives could not be laid as 
the cornerstone of the edifice of this marriage. 

The St. Cyrs, like other New Yorkers cut off from European 
jaunts, have become Califomiacs, and declare that they will 
never again let a year go by without paying their compliments 
to the attractions of this rim of the world. 

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Miss Hopkins' Engagement. 

The engagement of Miss Gertrude Hopkins and young Parrott 
has been forecasted so many times in these columns that even 
the prophet lost faith in the prophecy before the young people 
finally admitted the soft impeachment. Miss Hopkins is one 
of the beauties of the younger set, and has had many suitors 
since she made her debut a few seasons ago. 

Mr. Parrott is to be congratulated on winning a young girl as 
sweet and wholesome as Gertrude Hopkins, and the Parrott clan 
may count itself fortunate to inscribe her on the family roll call. 
The wedding plans have not yet been formulated, but the event 
will take place before the winter season, and will of necessity 
be a large and fashionable affair, for the ramifications of the 
families reach into so many pages of the roster of the smart set 
that it is bound to be a large affair even if it is strictly a "family" 

Hostessing for the Officers' Reserve. 

No hostess who has entertained the men in the Officers' Re- 
serve Corps and has reacted to the appreciation of the men for 
this glimpse of home hospitality, can refrain from offering her 
house for the same purposes for the second enrollment. For the 
most part the men who have availed themselves of the invita- 
tion have been the men who came from distant parts of this 
State or from other States, San Franciscans having had a natu- 
ral unwillingness to accept the invitation of people who moved 
in absolutely different sets than they did before the khaki uni- 
form opened wide the doors of all homes for them. Moreover, 
the San Francisco contingent in the camp naturally preferred 
to renew home ties rather than make new acquaintances in their 
narrow margins of leisure. But for those who had no home ties 
handy these affairs were oases in a desert of work, and almost 
pathetically appreciated. 

One of the nice things gained by this new and fresh invasion 
into the social life of the city is a return to veranda and garden 
life. San Franciscans, even in the most appealing weather, 
have never bulged out of the house onto the porch and into the 
gardens, some curious inhibition about this sort of thing some- 
how having gotten into the bones of those doing time at formal 
city life. 

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Mrs. Martin's Al Fresco Party. 

Fancy, for example, Mrs. Eleanor Martin's steps crowded with 
young people on a bright Sunday afternoon with the windows 
flung wide for vistas of those within. Yet that is exactly what 
happened last Sunday afternoon, and when the moon rose, it 
shed flattering rays on the same sort of thing. Young chaps 
from other cities, acclimated to veranda life, in the most casual 
way escorted the girls out there, and so the passerby in Broad- 
way were treated to the unusual and delightful spectacle of an 
outdoor party right in the formal residence district. 

At all the affairs given this summer there has been a great 
scarcity of girls, so many of them are out of town at this season. 
The next detachment will not find the same premium on girls, 
for the winter season will bring most of them back to town, and 
the hostess intent on providing enough dancing partners for the 
young officers will not have to scratch their calling lists for every 
available young, middle-aged or ancient dame who ever twirled 
a talented toe to the dance measure. 
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The Stork to Visit the Walter Martins. 

The Walter Martins, who are at present at Lake Tahoe, will 
shortly return to town and will make their home with Mrs. 
Eleanor Martin, whose hospitable roof is being put into com- 
plete order for the advent of the stork. The Walter Martins 
have sold their home in Burlingame, and will build a new one 
near the golf club, the plans calling for a fully equipped nur- 
sery. The two little Martin girls are approaching their teens, 
so the advent of a baby in the family is a very exciting affair, 
it having been some time since the Walter Martin household 
revolved around a baby. 

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Mrs. John Casserly on the job. 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Casserly have gone to Santa Barbara 
for a month, and thereby hangs a tale of the disciplined and seri- 
ous way in which some women are taking the responsibility of 
war service. 

Mrs. Casserly has for months put in eight hours a day ser- 
vice in the office of the French Wounded Fund. If she had had 
to punch a time clock she could not have been more faithful and 
efficient in her service. Any one who has had any experience 
with volunteer work will get the full wonder of this, for as a 
rule volunteers set a hard pace for themselves in the beginning 
of an endeavor, but soon the infringements of other duties and 
pleasures encroach upon the job until the amount of service 
reaches the vanishing point. 

Mrs. Casserly has withstood all the assaults of other demands 
and has stayed on the job so faithfully that she is the marvel 
of every one connected with the work. 

So when the question of leaving town for a month came up, 
Mrs. Casserly debated with her family whether she had any 
right to a vacation. 

Some one at the club asked Jack Casserly whether he was go- 

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ing to Santa Barbara. "If my wife can get her boss to give her 
some time off," was his laconic reply. 

And the literal chap went about trying to find out what Mrs. 
Casserly was doing, and who was her boss. 
' Finally he went to Casserly himself, who told him what she 
was working for, and that her boss was her conscience ! 

The Casserlys went to Santa Barbara, for the boss reminded 
her that she could do a lot of official correspondence down there. 

Which just shows the calibre of the work some women are 
doing in these times of stress. 

Guests at the Hotel Plaza. 

Among the guests at the well known Plaza Hotel, facing beau- 
tiful Union Square in the heart of the theatre and shopping dis- 
trict, are: R. C. Steeple and wife, Spokane; A. J. Sinclair and 
wife, San Francisco; Mrs. Jean Brand and Mrs. Harriet Lieber- 
man, Boise; Miss Mayme Stack and Miss Blanche Cloirr, Port- 
land, Ore.; Maud B. Jones, Sacramento; E. Bonheim, Los Gatos; 
Mrs. Charles Hunt, Marysville; Miss Isabell Dolan, Berkeley; 
J. S. Rowle and wife, Oakdale; Miss Claire Adair, Richmond; 
R. E. Doan, Stockton; Mrs. Irene McCrone, San Jose; Mrs. Leo- 
nard Stocking, Agnews; Dr. and Mrs. Sydney Smith, Palo Alto; 
Mr. and Mrs. W. Cochran, Los Angeles; Mrs. W. P. Dougherty 
and Mrs. R. W. Fisher, San Jose; D. M. Fulton and wife, An- 
tioch; Mrs. Charles Fletcher and Daisy Taylor Kentland, St. 
Louis; Miss Ida Mae Terry Washington, D. C; Miss Williams, 
Piedmont; Miss Marie Carter, Los Angeles; Mrs. J. R. Snead 
and children, Dixon; Mrs. M. Stratton, Portland; Lynn S. At- 
kinson and wife, Los Angeles, and Robert Hooker, Calixto. 
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University Extension Lectures at Fairmont. 

The University of California has prepared a very attractive 
series of lectures by eminent professors to be given at the Fair- 
mont Hotel Tuesday afternoons, July 31st, August 7th, and Au- 
gust 14th, at 3:30 p. m. The initial lecture, July 31st, was on 
"China and the Great War," by Ian C. Hannah, M. A., D. C. L., 
professor of history, Oberlin College, late master of the English 
school at Tien-Tsin, China, and lecturer in the Cambridge Uni- 
versity, England, University Extension staff. The speaker was 
introduced by Bishop William Ford Nichols. 

The second lecture, August 7th, will be on the "Phases of 
Modern Drama," by Stockton Axson, Litt. D., L. H. D„ profes- 
sor of English literature. Rice Institute, Houston, Tex., late 
professor of English literature, Princeton University, New Jer- 
sey. Judge W. W. Morrow will introduce the speaker. 

The final lecture, August 14th, will be on "A Great California 
Artist — Frank Norris." The address will be given by Frederick 
Thomas Blanchard, M. A., assistant professor of English litera- 
ture, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas; Mr. Edgar Peixotto will 
introduce the speaker. These lectures are given under the aus- 
pices of the Grace Cathedral Foundation. The patronesses are : 
Mrs. Leavitt Baker, Mrs. A. S. Baldwin, Mrs. Wilfrid B. Chap- 
man, Mrs. William H. Crocker, Mrs. Frank P. Deering, Mrs. Lea 
Febiger, Mrs. Wm. Fitzhugh, Mrs. J. Wilmer Gresham, Mrs. 
Wm. M. Gwinn, Mrs. A. B. Hammond, Mrs. Ralph C. Harrison, 
Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, Mrs. C. E. Holmes, Mrs. A. C. Kains. 
Mrs. I. Lowenberg, Miss Sallie Maynard, Mrs. Louis F. Mont- 
eagle, Mrs. A. D. Neilson, Mrs. Wm. Ford Nichols, Mrs. B. F. 
Norris, Mrs. John Harold Philip, Mrs. Osgood Putnam, Mrs. 
Lloyd M. Robbins, Mrs. Wm. R. Sherwood, Mrs. James Ellis 
Tucker, Mrs. Charles Stetson Wheeler, Mrs. John H. Wood, 
Mrs. Kirkham Wright, and Mrs. James Potter Langhorne. 

Course tickest, $2; single tickets, 75 cents. Tickets on sale 
at Sherman & Clay's, and at the Fairmont Hotel. 

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Registrations at Hotel Clark. Los Angeles. 

A number of residents of this city are now visiting Los An- 
geles, and among those who are registered at the Hotel Clark in 
that city include: F. G. Parrish, Mrs. A. E. Prendall. W. 
O'Shaughnessy, G. B. Kilmartin, L. R. Carper, Lee M. Olds, A. 
N. Johns, Mrs. T. H. Tebbe, C. C. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. 
Korn, Richard Edwards, Miss H. Schlinger, L. Aver. R. Benito. 
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Wilson. Miss Alice Carlisle. Mrs. F. P. Stone. 
Mrs. Hampton. Miss M. Hampton. C. C. Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. 
D. N. Wilson. J. W. Gjelow. R. Heaglin, Mr. and Mrs. W. Crit- 
tenden, C. W. McDwight, G. Blakely. F. Theriot, Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred Wood. E. L. Chelbourne. R. T. Ott. Mr. and Mrs. W. Mar- 
yon, J. T. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Abrams, C. M. May, H. M. 

May, B. Levison, Mrs. Eula H. Muran, A. F. Schmidt, Helen 
Barry, A. C. Dunn, L. S. Ayers, Mrs. G. R. Morrison, Mrs. Edna 
Ahlin, W. P. Neely, Thos. A. Brown, W. H. Shebley, A. Hecht, 
C. S. Maltby, Agnes Kellog, C. A. Green, Miss M. C. Kelly, Mrs. 
J. J. Whelan, Miss Helen Whelan, Miss Marion Whelan, R. Sin- 
gleton, W. T. Moreau, Mrs. Flora West, and Mr. M. Jae Benna. 
Also the following from Oakland : Mrs. D. M. Hopkins, Mrs. L. 
Sears, Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Scott, W. N. Parrish, H. B. Nidever 
and M. Westover. Also the following from Berkeley: H. P. 
Pratt, L. J. Masson, J. L. Ayden, James H. Boltner, Mrs. G. G. 
Grant, Bernard Grant, Doris Bolton, Ralph Bolton, Gladys Bol- 
ton, R. L. Adams, Stanley B. Freeborn, Mrs. H. Lynch, Mrs. C. 
H. Hjul, and C. J. Nielson. 


Dudley Field Malone, who has been prominent as legal coun- 
selor and friend of the women advocates of equal suffrage 
jailed in Washington for committing acts deemed to be a nui- 
sance and against public order, is a brilliant and able Irish- 
American, a lawyer by profession, whose friendship with Presi- 
dent Wilson and loyal service in his behalf have been conspicu- 
ous. In recognition of this service and also in order to put in 
the place a party man of the anti-Tammany type, the President 
made Mr. Malone collector of the port of New York in 1913. 
His duties since the war opened in 1914 have been arduous, and 
he has shown much vigilance and efficiency in combatting inter- 
ests hostile to the United States and its laws. Malone was sent 
out here by President Wilson to look over political conditions a 
short time before the presidential election. Malone was on his 
return to the East when he met a man at Sacramento who gave 
him a new angle to the temper of Californians regarding the 
forthcoming outcome of the election. Malone promptly made a 
new trip over the State, searching it from the new angle, and 
soon discovered that Wilson had a fighting chance. He assem- 
bled a phalanx of keen political workers, and is now given 
credit for having done a mighty stroke in Wilson's victory. 

Mr. Malone first attracted attention when serving as city at- 
torney for New York City, in 1909. Then he was called to 
Washington to be Third Assistant Secretary of State. At the 
inauguration of President Menocal of Cuba he was present as 
special representative of President Wilson. His father-in-law 
is the recent United States Senator from New York, James A. 
O'Gorman, with whom, however, Mr. Malone is by no means in 
agreement on political or professional standards. Mr. Malone 
is a "progressive" Democrat, and in hearty sympathy with much 
of the program of the "new woman." 

"Why did you strike this man?" asked the Judge stern- 
ly. "He called me a liar, your honor," replied the accused. 
"Is that true?" asked the Judge, turning to the man with the 
mussed-up face. "Sure, it's true," said the accuser. "I called 
him a liar because he is one, and I can prove it." "What have 
you got to say to that?" asked the Judge of the defendant. 
"It's got nothing to do with the case, your honor," was the unex- 
pected reply. Even if I am a liar, I guess I've got a right to be 
sensitive about it, ain't I?" — Topeka State Journal. 

Madame Jeanne Lowenberg has opened classes in French 

conversation for the members of the San Francisco Base Hos- 
pital unit who are going to France. These classes are held in 
the blue room of the St. Francis Hotel each Monday and Thurs- 
day at 8 p. m. Room 616 of the St. Francis Hotel has also 
been set aside by the Hotel management for the use of the San 
Francisco Hospital Base Hospital. 

The teacher was describing the dolphin and its habits. 

"And, children," she said impressively, "a single dolphin will 
have two thousand offspring." "Goodness!" gasped a little 
girl in the back row: "And how about married ones?" — 

For a continuance of that Natty and Neat appearance 

which characterizes the 20th Century Individual, call at the 
Tampoline Beauty Parlor. Mrs. Darling will teach you how 
to care for your hair in a simple manner; also give you an idea 
as to how the permanent waving will add to your appearance, 
and she can give a Tampoline shampoo in perfect comfort. Mrs. 
Margaret Darling, No. 166 Geary street. Room 122, 12th floor. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 

The Hearst News Service in Mexico 

Translated by Mrs. G. D. Shadburne, Jr., from an article written by 
Julius Arce, editor of the local Mexican paper, "Mefistofeles." The article 
presents the set purpose of such selected writers as the Rev. Morrill in 
stirring antipathy against the present Mexican administration. 

The Rev. Morrill, an anointed hypocrite, has evidently forgot- 
ten the part he has been entrusted to represent. Descending from 
the altar, he has placed himself at the disposal of the moneyed 
bandits of Wall street, who incessantly sigh for American in- 
tervention in Mexico. 

It is necessary to bring out certain points, so as to expose the 
unreasonable injustice and inconsistency of the_ so-called Rev- 
erend. It is beyond human endurance to retain the stoicism 
necessary — when we are so wantonly attacked. No decent 
Mexican can be indifferent to the insults in these columns. 

Four weeks' travel in our Republic was sufficient for this 
prodigious luminary, this phenomenon of perspicacity, this per- 
son of colossa. penetration, to completely inform himself upon 
every issue and problem in our country, from Sonora to Yuca- 
tan, and from Tamaulipas to Colima. 

One trip of the steamer— and he returns with fraudulent 
tales and photographs to empty the vials of his poison into the 
Hearst papers ! It is clearly demonstrated that this is only one 
of the many plots hatched by the higher-ups, who avariciously 
covet Mexico. The "Reverend" hurls charges, heaps insults, 
piles up calumnies, and fails to produce a single proof upon 
which to base his tirade. With sensational photographs, he 
pretends to prove the truth of his affirmation. He delivers^ to 
the press an incomplete narrative by distorting and mutilating 
the real facts. Several photos are ostentatiously displayed on 
the anti-Mexican page, in order to arouse an antagonistic senti- 
ment among the Americans. The crimes for which the men 
were convicted were purposely omitted. 

If Minister Morrill was a man of honor, he would have writ- 
ten under each picture: "There are the men who dynamited 
trains and defenseless women; who raided and burned unpro- 
tected towns, and who are murderers. For these crimes are 
they punished." Then it would be understood that Justice, im- 
placable but supreme, presides over these sombre and unfortu- 
nately necessary scenes. Protestations of horror would be heard 
from all parts of the United States if there was no apparent rea- 
son for the executions which take place at San Quentin. When 
the proper explanation is forthcoming as to why a criminal pays 
the extreme penalty of the law, the atmosphere of the situation 
is changed and the truth is made clear. 

Aside from this, Morrill makes a false statement when he 
says he took the pictures. They are scenes taken some time ago 
and are of criminals who were well known. One of these pic- 
tures fell into the hands, "non sanctas," of the said Reverend 
— obtained, no doubt, from a picture dealer. 

It is a disgusting fact that these libels are written for the 
wretched wage with which Hearst recompenses all who possess 
a grudge against Mexico, or who wish to calumniate the Mexi- 
cans. For remuneration, this minister, this Reverend, says the 
women of Mexico, because of hunger, or for luxury, sell them- 
selves to the first man at hand; and for remuneration this miser- 
able person says that the colors of our flag, green, white and 
red, signify envy, cowardice and butchery; that our red-tailed 
eagle should be a vulture and our coat-of-arms a skull supported 
by bones. 

How can the task, undertaken by men of good will, bring 
about an amicable understanding between the American people 
and our own is the question we anxiously ask? How can their 
efforts prove successful, if the wealthy canaille and disparaging 
newspaper have at their command and upon their salary lists 
degrading writers who are devoid of conscience and who will 
stoop to the depths for gold. 

Julius Arce, Editor 'Mefistofeles." 

Jose Marcos Mugarrieta, father of Mrs. George D. Shadburne, 
Jr., was only one of thousands who are valiantly battling for 
the lofty ideals and principles upon which this great party was 
founded. Hundreds of Americans who have lived in Mexico 
know and appreciate the real fact, and love Mexico and the 
Mexicans, and are honorably just in voicing their opinions of 
these misrepresented people; but, unfortunately, there are hun- 
dreds who are not truthfully informed, and who allow them- 
selves to be influenced by prejudice. 

Principes D'Equitation 

By Captain J. Dilhan 

Number 6 

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Exercise No. 8. 
The Rising Trot. — The rising trot, or posting is the act of ris- 
ing and falling in the saddle while the horse is trotting. If prop- 
erly done it makes the ride easier for both horse and rider. 

When a horse trots he makes a step in two motions. I call 
one step the time during which the four feet move to make one 
stride, and I call a motion that part of the step made by one foot 
or a set of feet. 

At the walk the horse moves his feet one after the other, 
making a step in four motions; at the trot he moves his feet two 
by two, diagonally, making a step in two motions; at the gallop 
he makes a combination of his feet, as we shall see later on, so 
as to make a step in three motions. 

As I have said, at the trot, he moves his feet two by two, 
diagonally paired, the right diagonal comprising the right front 
foot and the left hind foot; the left diagonal, the left front and 
the right hind foot. 

On a square trotter the feet of the same diagonal reach the 
ground at the same moment, and the shock is felt by the rider. 
At the sitting trot we receive that shock every time a diagonal 
strikes the ground; this is more or less unpleasant, even to the 
rider who has the best seat, and to avoid it the rising trot has 
been brought into use. 

In the rising trot the rider, by adding a personal effort to the 
reaction given him the moment a diagonal strikes the ground, 
goes up and comes down only when that same diagonal touches 
the ground again; thus he avoids the reaction caused by the 
other diagonal. With a little practice he learns how to keep 
time with that motion. The combination of the two forces, the 
effort of the rider and the reaction of the trot, makes it easy for 
the body to be raised. You can learn this without analyzing the 
process, if you have a square trotter and a good teacher. 

Never attempt to do the rising trot until you have a fairly 
good seat at the sitting trot. 

The horse going at a moderate trot, rise from the saddle, drop 
and rise again as quickly as possible. Generally at first, when 
dropping on the saddle, you will receive two shocks; this is 
certain proof that you are not rising high enough, or that you 
do not stay in the air long enough. That is, you do not drop 
the moment the diagonal strikes the ground. After a few at- 
tempts you will have the cadence. This is the first step, but not 
the most important. To perfect the rising trot, use your knees 
as much as possible, and the stirrups very little. Throw your 
head straight up, not forward and backward; throw your loins 
slightly forward while the body rises and backward when it 
comes down. 

I have said that in the rising trot you must stay up during the 
duration of a step, so that you drop back on the saddle when 
the diagonal which helped to raise you before strikes the 
ground; this means that, the horse going at a regular trot, you 
have to stay up a certain length of time, which can be deter- 
mined by rising high and quick or low and slow. There is no 
specific rule to determine how high you shall rise; that is left 
to your comfort and fancy ; a medium height makes a better ap- 
pearance and is easier for the rider. If, however, for your last 
trot, returning from a short ride, you wish to have a good, hard 
exercise, rise as high as you can and as quickly as necessary. A 
five minute trot taken this way will afford as much exercise as 
a half hour of ordinary rising trot. 

While learning the rising trot it is good practice to change 
the height of the rise, gradually passing from the lowest to the 
highest, and vice versa. 

GREEN, 2843, near Baker — 5 room lower flat, bath, open 
fireplace, garden, marine view, neighborhood unexceptional; 
reasonable. Phone Fillmore 2699. 

August 4, 1917 

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"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


"The Boomerang" a Rarely Delightful Comedy. 

Provincial San Franciscans who have not been in New York 
for a year or more may now meet their traveled friends as 

No longer will it be possible for the itinerant tribe who com- 
mute between Broadway, N. Y., and Burlingame, CaL, to fix one 
with a pitying glance and say: "But, my dear, you don't know 
what a good comedy is like — you haven't seen "The Boomer- 
ang." Praise be to Allah (whose given name in this case is 
David, and who also answers to Belasco), we have seen "The 
Boomerang." A thousand praises, and then some, to David be- 
cause the aforementioned commuters cannot indulge in superior 
exclamations, "But you should have seen the original company !" 
If first night audiences are any marker of appreciation, the play 
will be a record-breaker here. 

Martha Hedman, Arthur Byron, Wallace Eddinger and Ruth 
Shepley are the bright particular stars who light the shining 
firmament of this play, which hasn't a murky, overcast spot in 
it anywhere. The authors of it, two original and independent 

doctor provided with every European degree, but sadly lacking 
in that one thing necessary in the useful occupation of medicine 
— a patient! 

The Doctor — played by Arthur Byron — first acquires an 
office assistant in the person of Miss Hedman, and then a love- 
sick patient played with consummate skill by Wallace Eddin- 
ger, and then by neat and humorous combinations of the emo- 
tions of love and jealousy the young people are started on the 
road to the altar. 

Miss Hedman is a very beautiful young woman, with a per- 
sonality new to our stage, and a trace of accent, or rather an 
enunciation which she acquired on her native Swedish stage — 
she plays the part of the nurse with a quaint charm reminiscent 
of no other actress I know. 

Arthur Byron makes terrific inroads on a good-sized list of 
complimentary adjectives. He has the "natural manner" of the 
modern school of acting, but does not disdain to give all the 
lines to his audience instead of swallowing most of them to test 
the hearing of gastric juices. 

George White and Emma Haig. 'he famous dancing stars next week at the Orpheum. 

young men, looked about the stage carpenter shop and scorned 
the much used triangles, planed and bevel-edged to fit the prob- 
lem play. Instead, they took the age-old emotions, love and 
jealousy, and housed them in clean, wholesome young beings, 
who did not have to ram down the institution of marriage in or- 
der to "find themselves." Those who have a real passion for 
the problem play will not like "The Boomerang" — but their 
name is not legion and their gender is not masculine, so the au- 
diences will not be affected! For the men in town are even 
more enthusiastic about the play than the women — at any event 
they have greater endurance, for I know one prominent bachelor 
who went three times the first week. 

Of course, such ubiquitous emotions as love and jealousy had 
to be provided with a fresh stage background in order to insure 
the success of the play. And there the author showed superla- 
tive ingenuity, for nothing could be funnier than the doctor's 
office, fitted up with every known instrument of torture devised 
for modern surgery, and further ornamented with a rich young 

Byron burlesques the profession of the doctor in the first act, 
just enough to get the right reaction out of the audience — 
he endows the role with intelligence, great good humor, and a 
suavity that is inimitable. 

Wallace Eddinger, who plays the part of the love sick youth, 
is in perfect pitch every moment that he is on the stage. In less 
able hands the sickly sentimental youth might degenerate into a 
cad instead of a callow fledgling, who r.ever alienates the audi- 
ence. To be sure, love-sickness does not often so completely 
reduce a boy to pulp in the presence of his adored one, but even 
in his pulpiest moments Eddinger has a sort of potential manli- 
ness which makes him lovable. It is a difficult role played 
with skill so adroit that it does not seem like acting at all. Ruth 
Shepley. who plays the part of the adored one, is a charming 
young ingenue endowed with great beauty ; in fact, all the girls 
who flit across the stage even for a fleeting moment are what 
the argot of the hour classifies, card indexes, scientifically called 
"peaches." Their clothes are pristine productions fresh from 

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August 4, 1917 

their creator's hands instead of the draggled things we usually 
get from New York. 
The same might truthfully be said of the entire production. 

* * * 

Capital All-Star Bill at Orpheum. 

The Orpheum bill for this week fills every nook and cranny 
of legitimate desire for good vaudeville. To be sure, the stand- 
ard dips here and curves there, instead of running taut and true 
along the line of super-perfection. But that is to be expected of 
anything but a superlative bill, and while the Orpheum does do 
the superlative as often as is humanly possible, it seems almost 
inhumanly clever to put over even as many thoroughly good 
bills as this week's program achieves. 

"Rubeville," which is advertised as "A Melange of Rural 
Mirth and Melody," is much better than the caption would lead 
the wary theatre-goer to imagine. Some of the "Rubes" have 
genuine musical talent and can transform themselves into a 
brass band, a sextette, or a quartette, with a few solo artists 
thrown in to rel : eve the rather cheap patter of the proprietor of 
the store where the Rubes foregather. The village 'cellist, one 
Thomas Westbury, for Rube purposes called Ezekiel, can play 
the 'cello in a manner which implies years of dignified and seri- 
ous apprenticeship to the exacting god of Music. 

"Motor Boating," featuring Tom McRae, gets the gallery go- 
ing hard, with the rest of the house just a gale or two of laughter 
behind. Countess Nardini, the Italian accordionist, plays that 
instrument just as well as though she had peddled fruit instead 
of wearing a title. In fact, she plays it better than I have heard 
any one on or off the stage, and the audience showed her how 
much it enjoyed this strenuous musical accomplishment by re- 
peated encores. 

Princess Kalama, another newcomer on the bill, brings with 
her an enticing Hawaiian company who sing and dance and 
strum the native instruments in a way that reconciles one to the 
Hawaiian craze that is sweeping over vaudeville. Princess 
Kalama, like the Countess Nardini, is not disturbed by her title. 
Princess Kalama does the hula-hula as Maggie Dooley would 
like to do it, and otherwise adds to spectacular numbers which 
she headlines. 

Harry Carroll, who has written some of the popular songs of 
the day, sings his own compositions, and does them a great in- 
justice, because Nature decided not to give Harry a complete 
musical endowment, and his voice adds nothing to the tune- 
fulness of nations. However, it is interesting to see just what 
a popular young musical composer looks like, and he plays his 
compositions with a seductive lilt. "Mary Anne," "By the Sea," 
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,'" "She is the Sunshine of 
Virginia" are just a few of the songs with which he has rung 
the bell. 

Julia Arthur still towers above all others in the patriotic spec- 
tacle, "Liberty Aflame," and sounds the call to the colors for 
"liberty, equality and humanity." Miss Arthur's act is bound 
to be the outstanding feature of vaudeville in this year of patri- 
otic fervor. 

Cleve and O'Connor are likewise holdovers from last week, 
and their "Bit o' Scotch" opens the bill and starts the ball roll- 

* * * 
Comedy at the Alcazar. 

"Seven Chances," the comedy which is rocking the Alcazar 
with mirth this week, gives William Boyd an excellent opportu- 
nity to prove that he is a capable actor, and the most captious 
critic is ready to write Q. E. D. after the performance. The 
kindest critic could not weave a wreath of laurel and find a de- 
serving feminine brow in the cast upon which to place it. There 
are seven of the fair ones in the play, and Broadway produc- 
tions need not take notice of the fact nor the personnel of the 

But the men in the company do excellent work. Boyd as the 
youthful Jimmie Shannon proposes seven different times to 
seven different girls, and in spite of the fact that a trifling for- 
tune of twelve million dollars goes with the offer, seven differ- 
ent girls turn him down before the glamour of the millions takes 
and they reconsider their refusals. 

In the meantime, Jimmie, assisted by his cheerful chum, Billy 
Meekin, does rapid fire, comedy lovemaking, gathering speed as 
he goes, until the audience edges on the hysterical with laugh- 

And all the time there is Anne, just the right girl, and of 
course j'immie discovers that he really loves her, and wants to 
marry her for her wonderful self, not just to inherit the millions 
of his eccentric grandfather. For stage purposes it looks for two 
acts and a half as though he might not draw Anne, but .at just 
the proper moment she falls into his arms. Boyd does every- 
thing, including the arm action, with humor, dexterity, skill 
and a lyric note in his serious lovemaking which susceptible 
matinee girls must find it difficult to withstand. 

It is many a day since a comedy has come to the Alcazar 
which its patrons have found such a sure cure for the blues. 
Billy Meekin, played by Francis Byrne, and the grouchy old 
clubman played by the star gloom of the stock company, our 
good old reliable friend Ethelbert Hales, add much to the gen- 
eral excellence of the production. 

Varied Entertainment at Pontages. 

The Pantages bill for this week offers the variety of enter- 
tainment which the patrons of this vaudeville theatre appreci- 
ate, and the house is in great good humor from beginning to 
end, for there is something to please every variety of this class 
cf theatre-goer. 

The headline act is a combination of song and dance and 
frolic and word patter, with plenty of girls furbishing up the 
background for the comedians. John Carroll, Larry Keating and 
Ray Fay, who carry the song part have voices of good quality, 
and their singing is several notches above the usual standard of 
acts of this sort. Minnie Burke has the feminine lead with a 
sextette of girls to help out, and the act goes with swing and 

The Corelli brothers play the harp and violin with fine feel- 
ing and good musicianship. Miller and Lyle do a blackface 
stunt that is very mirth provocative, and Ed. Blondell likewise 
puts the audience in the mirthful zone with his "The Boy from 

For the kiddies and the grown up kiddies, the star attraction is 
the performing monkey, the comedian in the troup bringing high 
treble peals of laughter from the small folk. The bill is an ex- 
cellent one, and concludes with another incident in the screen 

* * » 

Advance Announcements 

Orpheum. — The bill for next week will be headed by George 
White, the famous terpsichorean who will, with the assistance 
cf his latest dancing star, Emma Haig, present a 1917 Edition of 
Dance Ideas. It is a succession of dances, each widely different 
from the other, and each produced with striking and complete 
scenic and costume appointments. Mr. White has been the 
dancing feature of New York Winter Garden successes. Miss 
Haig is a graduate of the Ziegfeld school, and was the best 
dancer in last year's "Follies." Bert Melrose, the famous in- 
ternational clown, has the satisfaction of knowing that no one in 
his line of business can successfully rival him. The only rea- 
son that he is still alive is that he is a wonderful acrobat who 
has perfected his tricks to such an extent that they have become 
second nature to him. His most marvelous achievement is the 
"Melrose Fall." Nick Hufford and Del Chain are among the 
very best delineators of plantation darkies, and are frequently 
referred to as "Young Mclntyre and Heath." The Three Jahns 
of London are expert equilibrists. The Princess Kalama and 
her company of Hawaiians in "Echoes of Kilauea;" "Motor 
Boating," with Tom McRae and his crew of entertainers; The 
Countess Nardini, Italian accordionist, and the rural melange 
of mirth and melody, "Rubeville," with Harry B. Watson, Jere 
Delaney and company will be the other features. 

* * * 

Coumbia.— David Belasco's presentation of "The Boomer- 
ang" continues in high favor at the Columbia Theatre, where it 
enters on its second week Sunday night, August 5th. Martha 
Hedman, Arthur Byron, Wallace Eddinger and Ruth Shepley 
are still playing the roles they originated over two years ago, 
and notwithstanding the fact that the piece has been performed 
continuously, the presentation is characterized by a spontaneity 
and verve that is really delightful. It is gratifying to note that 
San Francisco has awakened to the importance of this attrac- 
tion, for the advance sale of seats has been one of the biggest 
that has marked the engagement of any play here in the past 

August 4, 1917 

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several seasons. Matinees are announced for Wednesdays and 

* * * 

Pantages. — Striking features on the programme at the Pan- 
tages for the week commencing Sunday matinee makes it one 
cf the most attractive of the season. "Oh, please, Mr. Detective," 
the dashing musical farce with songs and show girls, will be the 
headline attraction, Bobby Woolsey, the musical comedy star, 
and a native son of San Francisco, having played at the Alcazar 
and Gaiety Theatres, as well as being the principal comedian 
with Kitty Gordon, "The Prince of Pilsen" and "The Three 
Twins," with Betty Evans and Hudson Freeborn, are among the 
principals. There is a chorus of pretty girls who sing and dance 
delightfully. The Musical numbers are many and tuneful. 
"Woman Proposes," from the pen of the late Paul Armstrong, 
will be presented as a special added attraction. Will Morris, the 
ragged entertainer, in "Tattered Talent," a cycling comedian, 
has one of the funniest acts in vaudeville. Stuart, the male 
Patti, is a wonderful impersonator of female roles. Green, Mc- 
Henry and Dean are great in "From the Farm to the Cabaret." 
Hadina is said to be an excellent accordionist with many melo- 
dies in his finger tips. "The Neglected Wife," will contribute a 
new crisis in its reel. 

* * * 

Hertz to Conduct Next Symphony Season. — The Board of 
Governors of the Musical Association of San Francisco, through 
its president, Mr. Wm. Sproule, makes the following statement : 
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, which is maintained 
by the Musical Association of San Francisco, will open its 
seventh season at the Cort Theatre on Friday afternoon, Oc- 
tober 12th next, when the first Symphony Concert of the season 
will be given. The steadfastness of the membership, combined 
with the admirable enthusiasm of the Woman's Auxiliary, en- 
ables the Association to enter the new season upon the basis of 
a broader foundation than ever before. In 1914 the Musical 
Association had 291 members; in 1915, 291 members; in 1916, 
309 members; in 1917, 325 members. It looks forward to the 
coming season with a membership that already numbers 397, 
with the membership campaign still under way. 

The season will consist of 12 Friday symphony concerts, 12 
Sunday symphony concerts, and 10 popular concerts. Arrange- 
ments are already being made for giving extra concerts in 
and out of town. Mr. Hertz has been retained as the musical 
director, and the fact that he will be the conductor gives as- 
surance of the high quality of the concerts. Season tickets 
will be sold for all concerts, and the dates and the terms of sale 
will be determined within a few days. As announced before, 
the season seats will be re-alloted for this year; first, on the 
basis of the class of membership, and secondly on the basis of 
equal opportunity for every member of the same class so far as 
possible. Announcement will be made in the near future of 
the allotment plan, which we hope will be approved by the 
members. The Board of Governors have deemed it a civic duty 
to make redoubled efforts to insure a successful and satisfactory 
musical season, for in times of stress or strain music becomes 
a worthy diversion and a noble solace. At all times and in any 
event the importance of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 
as a civic asset for this city can well be borne in mind by our 
citizens, and they can give evidence of this belief by their regu- 
lar attendance at the concerts and their general support. The 
formation this year of the Woman's Auxiliary has given new 
vitality to the Association, and their devoted and successful 
work is a matter of common knowledge. 


Information is said to be coming to the Government indicating 
that German agents, who include Norwegians, Swedes and 
Dutch, as well as men of German nationality, are becoming 
more active. Next to spying, their principal work is said to be 
obtaining commodities from which Germany can manufacture 

Norwegians are found to have purchased in this country an 
article known as sugar sirup, a waste product in the manufacture 
of sugar. The Norwegians asserted that they wanted it as fer- 
tilizer, but it was discovered that by distilling it the Germans 
obtained an alcohol which was used in the manufacture of 
smokeless powder. 

Fertilizers bought in the United States have been discovered 

to be saturated with lubricating oils. The oil, extracted by the 
Germans, could be used in armor and munitions plants and at 
the front. 

Poles, Bohemians, Syrians and persons of other nations are 
being closely watched in this country. They are known to have 
conducted several kinds of propaganda, some for raising alleged 
relief funds. 

The Government is understood to be taking note of the opera- 
tions of certain German banking institutions and their agents. 
One concern was sold just before the United States entered the 
war, and it is said that within 24 hours after the sale a ship with 
$7,000,000 of its gold started for Argentina, which it reached 
safely. Gold is declared to have been sent in large amounts 
to Argentina, also to Cuba and Central America, whence it has 
been re-exported to Spain and transferred from that country to 
Germany. It is believed that the Government has under con- 
sideration the issuance of permits for the shipment of gold out 
of the country. In this manner it could prevent the metal from 
going to Germany. 


One pleasant morning, as I sped 

Along a busy street, 
A sandwich man was just ahead — 

All placard, legs, and feet. 

The trouser-fringe, the scuffed shoe, 
Were near their final stage; 

His nether limbs had wandered to 
Disreputable age. 

But as he shuffled through the street, 

As mindless as a clam, 
The legend borne above those feet 


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San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 


CHAPMAN -KATO.— Announcement is made of the engagement of Ernes- 
tine Rose Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Y. Chapman of Ala- 
meda, and Waldemar Kato. son of Captain Frank I- Kato. 

COFFIN-HARRIS. — One of the most recent additions to the ranks of 
brides-to-be is Miss Alice W. Coffin, who made known her engagement 
to Albert B. Harris, a San Francisco attorney. 

ENNIS-STBWART. — The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Ennis. daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. James Ennis of Piedmont, and "William A. Stewart is 

FARRELL-AN'GELL. — The engagement of Miss Lenora Farrell of Salt 
Lake and Thomas E. Angell of PaJo Alto, son of Dr. Frank Angell. 
dean of the department of psychology of Stanford University, has been 

HOPKINS-PARROTT. — The engagement of Miss Gertrude Hopkins and 
William G. Parrot t has been announced. 

ROGERS-ARF. — Mrs. H. Rogers announces the engagement of her daugh- 
ter. Miss Ruth Rogers, to Dr. Richard M. Arf. 


EERTSCH-LEWIS. — The wedding of Miss Emilie Bertsch and Lieuten- 
ant Warfield Monroe Lewis. U. S. A., will take place at 8:30 o'clock 
on the evening of September 5th. 

MINOR-WESTERGAARD— The wedding of Miss Viola Minor and Wal- 
demar C. Westergaard will take place Tuesday, August 21st. 

NICHOLS-CLARK.— Wednesday afternoon, August 15th is the date 
chosen for the marriage of Miss Margaret Nichols and Edward H. 

Clark. Jr. 


BERRY-PERKINS. — Miss Dorothy Berry became the wife of Walter Per- 
kins of South America on July 27th. 

CARRIER-FENNER. — A wedding of interest to Santa Barbara and Ber- 
keley society circles took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burlin- 
game. last Saturday morning, when Captain Walter H. Fenner of St. 
Helena and Mrs. Emily Hinckley Carrier of Berkeley were married. 

CARTER-FORD. — Friends are learning with interest of the marriage of 
Miss Bertha Carter and Steve T. Ford. 

FITZPATRICK-BROWN.— Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss 
Caroline Gladys Fitzpatrick. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzpatrick 
of Berkeley, and George Hilton Brown, which took place at Benicia, 
July 19th. 

MORCEL-ARTIGL'ES. —Friends of Dr. J. E. Artigues, who for a long time 
was chief physician at the French Hospital, will be much interested 
in the news of his marriage. Monday, to Mrs. Moelie Morcel of Con- 

NEWMAN-JACOBS. — Miss Rita Newman and Dr. S. Nicholas Jacobs were 
married Thursday, August 2d. at the home of the bride's parents. 19S0 
Jackson street. 

STEARNS-CHASE. — Of much interest in this city is the marriage that 
took place Saturday morning in Santa Barbara, when Mrs. Gertrude 
Boyer Stearns and Harold Stuart Chase were married at the bride's 
home in Montecito. 

WILLIAMS-ERNST. — The wedding of Miss Bernadette Williams and John 
Clifton Ernst took place in St. Augustine's Church in Claremont July 

WOODRFFF-SCOTFORD.— Ennis Woodruff, who has been called to duty 
by the IT. S. Signal Corps, claimed as his bride July 27 Miss Grace Scot- 


ALEXANDER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and the Misses Mary 
and Janetta Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. George de Long of New York 
were entertained at a luncheon party which Mr. and Mrs. William H. 
Crocker gave at their home in Burlingame July 29th. 

CAROLAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan were hosts Tuesday at a lunch- 
eon at their home. "Carolans," at Burlingame, in compliment to the 
Thomas Fortune Ryan party. 

CYR. — Mr. and Mrs. Jean Saint Cyr were hosts Monday at a luncheon at 
the Palace Hotel. 

IRWIN. — Mrs. William G. Irwin will be hostess at a luncheon party on 
August 9th. as a compliment to Mrs. Charles B. Alexander <>f New 

LIGGETT. — Mrs. Hunter Liggett entertained a group of friends at lunch- 
eon at her quarters at Fort Mason on Tuesday. 

McCREARY". — Mrs. Fannie Crocker McCreary had a few friends at the 
Woman's Athletic Club for luncheon Monday to visit with her cousin. 
Mrs. Charles B. Alexander of New York. 

MURPHY. — Mrs. Daniel Murphy asked a number of her friends to share 
her hospitality at a delightful luncheon given Thursday afternoon. 

NEWHALL. — Mrs. William Mayo Newhall was hostess at a luncheon party 
at her home in Burlingame Thursday. 

POPE. — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope entertained some of their friends at 
a luncheon party at their home Sunday as a compliment to Mr. and 
Mrs. John Dyneley Prince. Mrs. Cornelius C. Cuyler and Thomas For- 
tune Ryan, all of New York. 

ASHBURNER.— Mrs. Emilia Ashburner gave a tea recently as a compli- 
ment to Miss Emily Christy, whose engagement to John Ballantine of 
the American legation at Tokio was announced a short time ago. 

BL T CKNALL.— Mrs. George J. Bucknall was hostess Wednesday at a tea 
given at her home in Green street in compliment to her house guest. 
Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, who la here from Concord, Mass.. on a summei 


GARCEAF. — Mrs. Alexander Garceau was hostess Monday afternoon to an 

interesting group of women at the Palace Hotel. 

JOYCE. — An interesting affair of Monday was the tea at which Mrs. Fred- 
erick Lawrence Joyce presided at her Baker street residence. The 
honored guest of this occasion was Mrs. Algernon Crofton. 

MATHIAS. — Mrs. John Otto Mathias, a bride of a few days, was the honor 
guest Tuesday afternoon at a tea given by Miss Marjorie Slate, 

McD( 'NALI >. — Miss Li 1m McDonald, the pretty daughter of Colonel and 
Mrs. John B, McDonald, U, S. A., was hostess Wednesday afternoon 
at her home in Pacific avenue at a tea for Miss .lane Caldwell. 

ROERSTER. — Mrs. Roland Roerster entertained at tea Wednesday after- 
noon at her home on Tenth avenue. 


BENNETT.— Mrs. Herbert Bennett entertained at dinner Friday evening. 
CALDWELL. — Miss Dorothy Caldwell was hostess Tuesday night at a 

dinner, followed by a couple of hours of dancing, 
CAREY.— A pleasurable affair of Thursday evening was the dinner party 

at which Mrs. Forrest W. I 'any entertained. 

COFFEY. — Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Coffey were hosts at a dinner Wednesday 
evening at their home in compliment to General and Mis. Hunter Lig- 

DAVIS. — Colonel and Mrs. Richmond Pearsmi I 'avis gave a dinner last 
Saturday evening at their home at Port Scott befon the hop given in 
tin Officers' Club there for the entertainment of the Port Scott stu- 
dents in the Reserve Officers' Training Camp. 

I >(■: Vi TNG.— Miss Phyllis de Young and Miss Arabella SCRWerln had the 
honor of being the spc ial guests for whom Mr. and Mis. Jean St. 
Cyr of New York gave a dinner party at the Palace Hotel Tuesday 

FAGAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pagan were hosts at a small dancing party 
at the Palace Hotel Tuesday night. 

FAY. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Fay presided at an Informal dinner Tues- 
day night at tiie Palace Hotel in compliment to Mr. and Mrs. A. Bo- 
dansky of New York. 

FOLGER. — At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Folger on Buchanan 
street, several score of the young men in training were the guests (.1 
honor at a dinner dance last Saturday night. 

JORRAIN. — Mrs. Julio D. Jorrain was hostess at a dinner party last Sat- 
urday flight at the Hotel St. Francis, where she is making her home 
during her visit here. It was in honor of Mrs. Eleanor Martin. 

KEENEY. — Complimenting Mr. and Mrs. George de Long, the interesting 
New York visitors who have been the incentives for much pleasant 
entertainment since their arrival. Mrs. James Ward Keeney enter- 
tained at dinner an Wednesday evening. 

LANE. — Miss Virginia Lane has sent out cards for this evening, when she 
will preside at a dinner dance in honor of Miss Catherine Nevln and 
Wellwyn Dallam, whose wedding will take place in San Francisco the 
latter part of next month. 

REES.— Mrs. Thomas H. Rees. wife of Colonel Rees, 1". S. A., now In the 
Philippines. Monday night presided at a dinnei -it her home at Fort 

RITTENHOUSE.— Captain and Mrs. B. N. Rlt ten house enti I talned with an 
informal dinner party at their quarters at the Presidio July 27th. 

SMITH.— Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Maynard Smith were hosts :it a dinner 

Monday evening .it their home in Lake streel 

CORNWALL. — Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Neil Cornwall was hostess at a 
bridge party in honor of Miss Adele Scott, a charming bride-elect in 
Oakland society. 

WHITE. — A "shirt-waist" dance will be given to-night at the home of 
Miss Marion White on California street for the R, o. T. <'. 
ARMSRY. — Mrs. J. K. Armsby and Miss Mary Aimsbv entertained at a 
musicale and reeeptinn at their home in Ross Friday afternoon. The 
affair was planned in honor of Mrs. F. Iv Miller and Miss Elizabeth 
Buckingham of Chicago, who are house guests at the Armsby home. 


MARTIN. — At the home of Mrs. Eleanor Martin OH Broadway, a large 

reception was held last Sunday for the student officers, 

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BRBEDEN. — Mrs. Henry Clarence Breeden returned Saturday from Santa 
Barbara, where she has spent the last six or seven weeks. 

COLBURN. — Miss Maye Colburn has come to town and is making her 
home at the Fairmont Hotel for a fortnight or so. 

COOL. — Dr. LuElla Cool, who spent the month of July at her bungalow al 
Camp Meeker, has returned to the city. 

CROTHERS.— Judge and Mrs. George B. Crothers, who have been occupy- 
ing a cottage at Palo Alto since Mrs. Crothers' return a few weeks 
ago from the East, have returned to their home in town. 

DOUGLAS.-— Mrs. Alexander Praser Douglas and her children returned 
home Friday. 

LIGGETT. — General and Mrs. Hunter Liggett. Colonel and Mrs. Henry H. 
Whitney. Mrs. Benjamin Guinness and Thorn well Mullally returned 
Sunday from a motor trip to Del Monte. Pebble Beach and other places 
in the vicinity. 

McCREERY. — Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCreery and their little daughter. 
Isabella, and Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton. returned Sunday evening from 
Webber Lake, where they were part of the time at the Webber Lake 
Country Club, and part of the time with Mr. and Mrs. George A. New- 

PERKINS. — Mrs. George E. Perkins and her two daughters, the Misses 
Ethel and Ruth Perkins, have returned to their home in Oakland, after 
having enjoyed a sojourn of a few weeks in Monterey County. 

VANOALL. — Mr. and Mrs. Murray Vandall. who have been at Carmel and 
elsewhere in Monterey County, have returned to their home on Filbert 

WHITMAN. — Mrs. Malcolm D. Whitman, who has been away on a fishing 
trip in the McCloud River Country, is home again. 


ATWATER. — Miss Dora Atwater, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Wm. 
O. Atwater of Piedmont, sailed Tuesday for Nicaragua, where the wed- 
ding of Miss Atwater and James Cunningham Wallace will take place 
Immediately after the arrival of the boat. 

PILLSBURY. — Mrs. Horace Davis Pillsbury and Miss Olivia Pillsbury, who 
returned recently from Boston, left Tuesday for Santa Barbara. 

SMITH. — Robert Hayes Smith left for the East recently, where business 
lias called him. 

TAYLOR. — Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mc- 
Near and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hill, with their families, left Tuesday 
on a long automobile tour of the high Sierra country. 

TIETZEN. — Mrs. Paul O. Tietzen has gone to Southern California in or- 
der to be near her son. Herbert Tietzen. who has Joined the Coast De- 
fense Corps, and is now in training in the south. 

TOBIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Tobin and the latter's mother and sister. 
Mrs. Charles Hasklns and Miss Noel Haskins, are at Santa Barbara. 

WOOLSEY.— Alfred Woolsey has gone to Seattle, Where he will he SStab- 
lished for some time to come. 

WOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. William Hart Wood and their nieee. Miss Marie 
Ltndsey, left Tuesday fur Lake Tahue by automobile, and will he away 
a month or so. 

WORDEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Worden led tins week for Ben Lon I. 

wherethey have an attractive country hoim 


ADAMS.— Early in September, Mrs, John Charles Warns and her daughter. 
Miss Vera de Vere Adams, arc going Blast, and expect to be away 
some time. 

ALEXANDER.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles B, Alexander and the Mil 

nettfl and Mary Alexander of New York, who are at the Fairmont Mo- 
tel, were the week-end il the William if Crocker family in 
Burllngi i. 

ALEXANDER.— Mrs. II. n Alexander of Fresno is the guest of Mrs, Rob- 
ert McGrouther at the McGrouther home on Eighth avenue. She will 
return to the valley citj iii Septeml 

BARNESON. Captain John Barneson is enjoying a visit of a fortnight at 

1 tel Mont,-. 
BISHOP. Mi and Mrs. Harry \V. Bishop and their eharming daughter, 

Miss Elsie Bishop, returned the latter part of the week t-> theli home 

in . Maine. la, after a pleas. ml sti\ of Several w.rks at M'Vrays 

CLARK Edward H, Clark and Miss Helen dark left July SOU) for the 
soul hern pari ol the state, 

FARQl'MAKSuN -Mrs t'harl.s Faro,uharson is enjoying a visit in Santa 

Barbai the house j^uest of Mrs iiiant. 

GRAFF.— Mr. and Mrs John urafT. whose wedding took place at the Hotel 

i ind early in the month, an at T have 

been enjoying the gayetlea "f the summer season. 

JACKLINQ.- Mi and Mrs Daniel C JaekUng are at Lake Ti where 

the) I - witli Mr and Mrs Walter Martin Tin Jackllngs 

will go to Utah shortly, where Jackllng's mining lnt< 


JACKSON.— Mr, and Mrs, John P. Jackson, who are nimmei ng at the 

tlnBUla Bote! at San Mai..- are entertaining the latter*! 

Mrs Frank Godfrew of Coronado, 

ROSTER Mr and Mis. Henry Koater let! th i-ake 

country by automobUs 

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Brockway Metcalf <>r Berkeley has been entertain 
her bouse guest her sister. .Mrs Gilbert Perkins. 
PETERS.— Mrs, John i> Petera is at Pacific Grove visiting the family of 

Mr and Mrs. Joseph Peters for a few wo'ks. 

PHELAN.— -The largest affair f<>r the student officers 

■ nil dan-.- al the hOtllQ Of Miss Mary I'hHan on Was/Inn 

Saturday afternoon and evening last. 
SAMUELS'.— Judge and Mis, George E Samuels of Oakland are taking 
a party of friends t" l^iki- Tahoe by motor. 

SKSN'iN Mr. and Mis William T. SesnOO and their family. wtl< 

been at their home at Santa rruz this summer, will return to town 
next week. 

srcssn >NS . — Mrs D. EL Sessions, Miss Jeanne ttc Sessions and Miss Doro- 
thy Rolph are enjoying a few days at Talme Tavern. 

SHORT.— Mr. find Mis Douglas Short passed the we'k-ciiil at the home 

of tin- Miss.-s Jean and Dorothy "Wmt.i at Belvedere. 

STEPHENS. -Mr. and Mrs F W. Stephens ga\ i irty at 

their summer home ■'■ Rose ovei the wet , 
grjTRO. — The hist of the present series "f receptions for the Ft O. T. C 

men now at the Presidio erlll be given to-day. with Mr. and Mrs. Os- 
- itro as the ; 
\YKII. — Dr. and Mrs Harry Well are motoring to Lake Tahoo. and will 

be away about two weeks, 
WICK MAN.— Prom the Bast cornea word of the delightful summer which 

Mr and Mrs. Frank Wiekman are enjoying in the picturesque woods 

and lakes of Maine. 
WILLIS.— Mr, and Mrs. F. W. Willis and their family are sojourning at 

Adams Springs, having motored there from their country home at 



San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 




August 4, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Local Indusi ry. 

While it is not considered desirable 
to publish the details of our indus- 
trial operations, it is known to all 
that our most important industries' are shipbuilding, foodstuffs, 
general metal industries, lumber and fruits. The best index of 
industrial progress is the increase of the number of wage earn- 
ers. The. United States census of 1914 showed in this city 2,334 
establishments with 31,758 wage earners. The Chamber of 
Commerce of this city is now making an industrial survey, and 
1,852 establishments which had reported to a recent date em- 
ploy 49,282 wage earners. Considering the many new estab- 
lishments, it is probable that our industrial population has dou- 
bled during the last three years. And that is probably true of 
the entire bay region. The most marked effect has been in the 
lumber industries which from a really depressed condition sud- 
denly find themselves unable to fill orders with reasonable 

Without attempting definite estimates it is not improb- 
able that the aggregate tonnage of all California crops will be 
the largest in our history. We have produced more wheat than 
last year. The barley crop is unusually large. The hay crop is 
about the same as last year. The rice acreage has been greatly 
increased. The bean acreage is much the largest in our history, 
and may have encroached somewhat on the sugar beet acreage. 
We shall have surpluses of potatoes and onions. Citrus fruits 
and walnuts were considerably injured by a heat wave in June, 
and apricots and almonds on low ground suffered from late 
frosts. All other fruit crops are large. The final prices on most 
of our crops will depend largely on the ability to get transpor- 
tation to consuming centers. 

Total net income of the Pacific Gas and Electric Com- 
pany for June, before bond interest, was larger than in May of 
this year by $117,024, the figures for last month being $744,103, 
as compared with $627,079 for the previous period. June bal- 
ance, after preferred dividends and bond discount, also showed 
an increase over May and over the corresponding month last 
year. The balance for last month was $270,480, as compared 
with $143,615 for May, and $247,753 for June, 1916. Gross 
operating revenue for the first six months of this year showed a 
good gain over the corresponding period in 1916, but expenses 
and bond interest also increased, and as a consequence net in- 
come and balance were smaller. 

Net income after taxes of the Southern Pacific Company 

from operations of rail and water lines for the six months ended 
June 30, 1917, were greater by $8,431,000 than for the corre- 
sponding period in 1916. The total net operating income for 
the period amounted to $28,874,541, while gross revenue of 
$91,070,038 was the largest for the first half of any calendar 
year in the history of the company. Gross revenues in June 
were smaller than those for May by $330,000, but this decline 
is attributed to the fact that there were this I l last month. 

June gross and net earnings showed a big increase over the_ fig- 
ures for the same month of last year, the gain in the latter item 
being $1,358,524. 

San Francisco's trade barometer, the bank clearings, 

stands at a new record level as the month of July passes out. 
The San Francisco Clearing House handled ,073.80 

during this month, the largest amount for any previous month, 
and exactly $14.: -8 more than was handled durii 

month of j'uly, 1916. The previous as for June, 

when the total amounted to $4 1.61, 

"England will soon be a republic if she changes her 

money tp dollars and cents." "How's that?" "Have to give 
up her sovereigns." — The Lamb. 

The callers were staying very late, and little Jennie, who 

had become very tired, finally said : Mamma, hadn't all of us 
better go to bed so Mr. Brown's folks can go home?" — Harper's 

"Hubby, you know that letter I said I gave you to mail ?" 

"Yes, my dear; I assure you I mailed it." No, you didn't. I" 
didn't give it to you, but I gave it to father." — Louisville 

"Has your husband quit work?" "Yes. He has figured 

it out that he can save more by staying home and running the 
furnace economically than he can earn by going down-town." — 
Washington Star. 

"You ought to be happy now. Wheat is two dollars a 

bushel." "Yes,"replied Farmer Corntosser. "The wheat's all 
light. But two dollars isn't anything like what it used to be." 
— Washington Star. 

"What's the difference between a socialist and a pluto- 
crat?" "There are many; but the leading one is that the form- 
er fights for his principle and the latter for his interest." — 
Baltimore American. 

"Oh, hubby, such an instructive lecture. The gentle- 
man told us that what you eat, you become." "Huh?" "What 
you eat, you become." "Take that all-day sucker away from 
Tommy." — Courier-Journal. 

Henry — I see it be ordained as the farmers should grow 

pigs these times. Have you got any coming along, Jarge? 
George — No, 'Enery; I haven't taken no interest in pigs much 
since the missus died. — The Tatler. 

Mrs. Hive — "Why are children so much worse than they 

used to be?" Mrs. Bee — "I attribute it to improved ideas in 
building." Mrs. Hive — "How so?" Mrs. Bee — "Shingles are 
scarce, and you can't spank a boy with a tin roof." — Awgwan. 

"It only takes me twenty minutes to get to my office," 

said Mr. Chuggins. "But you didn't arrive until an hour after 
you telephoned that you were leaving home." "Yes. It took 
me the other forty minutes to get the car started. "—Washington 

"Do you think your townspeople will give you any 

banquets?" "Not if I can head 'em off," replied Senator 
Sorghum. "I don't want to get with a crowd and sit right down 
in front of a reminder of the high-cost-of-living problem." — 
Washington Star. 

1 got tired asking the boss of my department for a raise, 

so this morning I went right up to the superintendent and struck 
him for it; told him I had grown gray in his service." "What 
did he say?" "He said if I had worked anywhere else I would 
probably have grown bald." 

A young Swede appeared at the county judge's office 

and asked for a license. "What kind of a license?" asked the 
judge. "A hunting license?" "No," was the answer. "Aye 
tank aye bane hunting long enough. Aye want a marriage 
license." — Freeman's Journal. 

This seems to be a very dangerous precipice," remarked 

ihe tourist. "I wonder that they have not put up a warning- 
board!" "Yes," answered the guide, "it is dangerous. They 
kept a warning-board up for two years, but no one fell over, so 
it was taken down." — Harper's Magazine. 

The lady bank-clerk had completed her first week, and a 

asked her how she liked the work. "Oh, it's beautiful !" 
iaid the girl. "I'm at a branch where nearly all the people we 
know have accounts, and it's so nice to see how little money 
some of your friends have in the bank!" — Manchester Guar- 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 

The Pathfinder 

Fred Emerson Brooks. 

How brave the hardy pioneer, 
God's optimist of hope and cheer; 
But one there is much bolder still, 
Born with a purpose to fulfill, 
Minus the fear and plus the will — 
The Pathfinder. 

The first to tread the vast unknown, 
With Nature wild and overgrown; 
His wonder-eyes the first to view 
A land m old he calls it new, 
And summons others to subdue; — 
The Pioneer. 

With honest face unblanched with fear 
He goes before the pioneer. 
No miser he, this man of worth, 
He's made of push and grit and mirth, 
The kind that civilize the earth — 
The Pathfinder. 

He seeks, where white man never trod, 
The mysteries of Nature's God : — 
Where Silence, undisturbed so long, 
First wakes to hear a human song 
That heralds forth the coming throng — 
The Pathfinder. 

His Nation's banner is unfurled 
Above a long forgotten world : — 
He goes ahead to blaze the trail 
Where commerce comes v/ith polished rail 
And ships of wing and ships of sail, 
This Pathfinder. 

His food is plain, his wants are few: 
We're debtor to his every thew: — 
To his strong legs, how much we owe : 
He taught us how the rivers flow 
And what geography we know, 
This Pathfinder. 

Where once the trackless wild he found 
The earth is seamed and highway bound; 
The farm boy whistles at the plow, 
The City reigns with jeweled brow, 
But thrift has clean forgotten now 
The Pathfinder. 

No hero of a dozen wars 
Can match this prince of conquerors : 
He lives to build, not to destroy, 
The host of progress to convoy 
And multiply the human joy — 
This pathfinder. 

Whene'er a thought is put to work 
The man behind it will not shirk: 
In science, art or learned lore, 
Invention, business, searching ore, 
You'll find him always to the fore, 
This Pathfinder. 

To him we owe our native land, 
The wealth and culture we command. 
He leads the world in everything 
And fails not save by perishing: 
Of all mankind the uncrowned King 
Is the Pathfinder. 

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and California Advertiser 



"Toward State Socialism." 

The world-wide replacement of private by government in- 
dustry before and during the war is the theme of a bulky and 
meaty scrap-book, with explanatory interludes, which William 
English Walling and Harry W. Laidler have prepared and en- 
titled "State Socialism Pro and Con." "When the larger and 
more important functions of a nation are operated by its gov- 
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adopted State socialism. When a nation has consistently and 
deliberately enacted measures leading in this direction, and 
when the regime of State socialism is so near that no radical 
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deliberately enacted measures leading in this direction, and 
when the regime of State socialism is so near that no radical 
turning aside is probable, that nation may be said to have 
adopted a State socialist party." The "pro and con" of the title 
are not quite clear. While the authors are both members of 
the Intercollegiate socialist society and undertook the com- 
pilation at the society's suggestion, they attempt to maintain 
no thesis. The facts are given in abundance, but there is little 
argument in the book's quoted matter, and practically none at 
all in the editor's comment. 

$2 net. Holt Company. 

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Jane Addams in "The Long Road of Woman's Memory" again 
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and her rare gift of interpretation. This book is a 'collection of 
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touching on problems of human relationships. Miss Addams 
is always stimulating and challenging to the social conscience. 

$1.25 net. Macmillan & Company, New York. 

• • • 

Textiles and Costume Design. 

A brochure soon to be published by Paul Elder, San Fran- 
cisco, entitled "Textiles and Costumes Design," by Evelyn Pet- 
ers Ellsworth, will bring to the reader an interesting and con- 
densed form, a history of textiles and costume, with their rela- 
tion to costume design, and outline the application of costume 
design to express character and personality. The book will 
contain a comprehensive bibliography and seven full-page il- 
lustrations. The text was compiled from lectures delivered by 
the author. 

• • • 

"Europe's Economic Change." 

The well-earned reputation enjoyed by Professor Frederic 
Austin Ogg of the political science department of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin for lucid exposition, will be enhanced by his 
new volume, "Economic Development of Modern Europe." As 
the author explains, his account of recent conditions in Europe 
has had to be put in the past tense, on account of the war. But 
whatever changes in the lives of the people of Europe, the war 
is bringing, it is important to have an understanding of how 
things were when they were interrupted, and how they came to 
be. Professor Ogg's book is not at all out of date. 

$2.50 net. The Macmillan Co.. New York. 

• » • 

"To Arms." 

A very timely book of war poems, entitled "To Arms!" by 
Edward Robeson Taylor, is soon to be published by Paul Elder, 
San Francisco. The poems in this volume tell in phrases beau- 
tiful, dignified and strong of the heroes and heroines of the 
present war cataclysm, and paint in glowing terms some of the 
important events in the war. Notable among the poems are 
"The Lusitania," "Neutrality" and Verdun." 

The Century Company announces that the "Century Read- 
ings for a Course in English Literature," edited by Professor J'. 
W. Cunliffe, of Columbia University, has gone into its ninth re- 
printing. This latest edition has been printed on Bible paper. 

The Lippincott Company will publish this month Rafael Sa- 
batini's new novel, "The Snare." Those who remember "The 
Sea Hawk" and "The Banner of the Bull" will be assured of a 
rare pleasure. "The Garden Under Glass" is an English au- 
thority's contribution to the increase of the worlds food supply. 
It contains much that is eminently practical, and new, for all 
who have any garden space at all. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 


To become effective September 1st the Pacific Coast depart- 
ment of the Pennsylvania Fire will combine with the North 
British & Mercantile, Commonwealth of New York and Mercan- 
tile of America, with headquarters at San Francisco. W. S. 
Berdan, representing the North British on the Coast and R. W. 
Osborn, manager of the Pennsylvania Fire on the Pacific Coast, 
will operate under the title of Berdan & Osborn, general agents. 
The co-operation of these two companies is a very important 
factor among the fire insurance men on the Coast. The Penn- 
sylvania Pacific Coast premium income for the year 1916 
amounted to $367,312, and the North British & Mercantile group 
totaled $804,432. Based on the business each company has 
done on the Pacific Coast during 1916, the group when com- 
bined will have an annual premium income of $1,171,744. The 
wide territory covered by this department includes California, 
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, 

Nevada, Alaska and British Columbia. 

* * * 

A bill which increases the scope of the war risk bureau and 
appropriates $50,000,000 for expenses in insuring bottoms and 
cargoes, officers and sailors employed on merchant shipping dur- 
ing the war, has been passed by the United States Senate, with 
but little opposition. The bill has received the approval of the 
House, and now awaits the President's signature. The Treasury 
Department has preparations already under way for putting the 
new provisions into effect without delay, as it is believed the 

bill will be promptly signed. 

* * * 

Fire insurance companies are entering a denial of liability for 
the fire loss occasioned by the race riots that recently took place 
in East St. Louis, and are advising claimants to seek recovery 
from the city or the State. As the city is generally recognized 
as being close to insolvency, any recoveries will probably have 
to be made from the State. A good many companies have 

stopped writing new business in the city. 

* * * 

The Chicago Board of Fire Underwriters do not approve of 
the double platoon system now in force. The reduction in fire- 
men resulting from the two-platoon system has reduced the av- 
erage number on duty more than 200. To keep the force up to 
the greatest possible extent, Chief O'Connor of the Chicago Fire 
Department has issued an order forbidding the usual summer 

vacation and restricting leaves of absence because of sickness. 

* * * 

The National Insurance Company of Copenhagen, Denmark, 
has been admitted to do business in New York by Insurance 
Superintendent Phillips. Walter D. Despard of that city will 
be the United States manager. The company has deposited 
$775,000, and will write marine business direct and as re-insur- 
ance, but its fire business will be re-insured treaties exclu- 

The I. W. W. adherents are causing much alarm to the insur- 
ance companies and farmers in California by their statement 
that they intend to destroy the food supply of the nation. They 
have already started many fires in the grain districts. Guards 
have been increased in every section to keep a strict lookout. 
Several counties have the guards ride on threshing machines 
and the traction engines. 

* 9 * 

The Federal War Risk Bureau reports that since January 1, 
1917, it has insured $441,761,518 of American cargoes, with 
losses of $9,200,000. Previous to January 1, 1917, the Bureau 
had lost only $800,000, due to submarine sinkings. Since the be- 
ginning of the war in 1914 the total salvage of vessels sunk has 
amounted to only $59,055. 

* • • 

The automobile sales increase yearly and the death rate 
caused by these vehicles also increases. In the registration area 
during the year 1915, 3,978 persons were killed by automobiles. 
In 1914 only 2,826. The death rate rose from 4.3 per 100,000 
population to 5.9, an increase of 37 per cent. There were only 
75 deaths lacking to have more people killed by automobiles 
than through surface cars, subway trains, elevated trains and 
all horse-drawn vehicles combined. 

The United States has ordered all German marine insurance 
companies which have been doing business in this country to 
stop further operations until the close of the war. The names 
of these companies are Mannheim, North-Deutsche, Allianz of 
Berlin and the Munich. During the year 1915 these companies, 
combined, wrote net premiums in the United States amounting 

to $10,779,835. 

* * * 

John I. Ricketts of Kansas City and W. I. Moon of Joplin are 
to start a new company which will insure hogs against cholera 
at a dollar a head. Herds are to be treated with a preparation 
without cost to the farmer. The company is to be formed in 

Des Moines, and is capitalized for $100,000. 

* * * 

The annual report of the New York City Department of 
Health shows the lowest death rate ever experienced by the 
city, during 1916. Despite the infantile paralysis epidemic, 
there were 13.89 deaths per 1,000 of the population. During 
the year 1915 the rate was 13.93. 


The Government at Washington, and some of the large cor- 
porations of the United States, are having a veritable wrest- 
ling match over the proposed excess profits tax law. It very 
likely seems hard for a concern making anywhere from thirty 
to one hundred per cent profits to give the Government the 
larger part, and to be satisfied with a normal margin of profits, 
but, sooner or later, corporations must come to the realization 
that it is due to the war that they have been enabled to pile 
up such enormous earnings, and that it is only right and just 
that they should contribute heavily to the Government's war 
expenditures. It is encouraging to find that some manufacturers 
are meeting the situation like true patriots. In reply to a circu- 
lar sent out by certain manufacturers complaining that the pro- 
posed tax is "simply shocking," a New England manufacturer 
replies : "This whole war is simply shocking, and is going to 
get more and more shocking, and it is up to us to stand up and 
do our part to meet the shocking cost like men." 


While the New York papers have announced, on the authority 
of Mr. Ludwig Lore, secretary of the German Federation of the 
Socialist party in America, that the German Revolution is to 
occur on September 27th next, the "Journal de Geneve" does not 
anticipate so speedy an advent : 

"The day of danger for Germany will be when defeat will 
no longer allow the government to continue its seesaw. Still 
more dangerous will be the day after the declaration of peace, 
when hunger will still continue its stab at stomachs and minds. 
Then, perhaps, internal difficulties and the infection of the Rus- 
sian Revolution will manifest themselves. But we hardly be- 
lieve that this will happen before defeat, or that it will be 
directed against the Emperor. 

"In Germany there are few signs of antidynastic forces at 
work. If we might be permitted to make a prophecy and to 
foretell the future from what we see before us, we should be in- 
clined to say that the revolution in Germany, if it ever breaks 
out, will be a class struggle rather than a rising against the 
monarchy or the State. It will be the consequence of the ruin 
of the country rather than its means." 


Oh, they shook their magic carpet, an' they made a 'ellish dust, 
An' their slimy incantations, an' their crystal globes went bust, 
An' they sang their bloomin' chanties, an' they banged their 

foolish bells, 
But we savvied we could get there, 'spite o' all their cranky 

So we up wi' "Tipperary," an' we pounded 'em like grain. 
An' th' dust was like a blanket — thought I'd never see again; 
An' I kinder did regret it, for I'd fixed my mind t' see 
That land o'silly 'arems, and queer kings, thet lived t'spree! 
Well, when we got inside it, I'd 'a' never knowed it! Say — 
Just a low-down, dirty 'amlet, where no Britisher'd stay! 
An' I wonder, wi' their magic, if they'd changed it — d'ye see? 
For I know this ain't the Bagdad where ol' Haroun use' t' be! 

Theda Kenyon in Everybody's 

August 4, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



' '""■■""'■ 

Sentiment for the Chamberlain-Dent military highway bill is 
accumulating rapidly, and its expression to members of Con- 
gress not only comes from seacoast and border States, but also 
from the Mississippi Valley and Rocky Mountain sections. It 
is not certain now that the measure will have to await the regu- 
lar session, as the evidence daily accrues of the timeliness of 
this legislation. 

Secretary of War Baker, in a communication to Chairman 
George C. Diehl of the A. A. A. Good Roads Board, thus ex- 
presses himself : 

"This great project has its value both in time of war and 
peace, and its consideration should not be unduly postponed. 
But I fear that present conditions may tend, at least for the 
time being, to delay action on this as well as some other urgently 
needed measures not directly connected with immediate war 

Brig.-Gen. Joseph E. Kuhn, chief of the War College Divi- 
sion, in commenting upon the bill says : 

"It apparently covers the ground quite well, but, like other 
matters of the same kind, will have to be threshed over and 
subjected to many modifications before it becomes a law. Natu- 
rally, at this time of emergency, when all departments of the 
government are seriously strained, new legislation does not 
stand so good a chance as in normal times." 

Of course the measure, which has the distinction of being in- 
troduced in both branches of Congress by the chairman of its 
military affairs committee, is being called particularly to the 
attention of the chief executives and State highway engineers 
of the seacoast States. Governor Walter E. Edge of New Jer- 
sey promptly replied to this effect: 

"I am greatly interested in this proposition, and no doubt 
State Engineer General Goethals will be also." 

In preparing the cantonments, distributed as they are in dif- 
ferent parts of the country, the question of roads has obtruded 
itself in no small degree. Undoubtedly this will be a forceful 
reason for empowering the Secretary of War to concern the War 
Department quite substantially in the matter of highway im- 
provement, which now commands a country-wide attention 
never before attained. 

"We must as a nation wake up to the fact that roads are not 
only necessary in times of peace, but are of the greatest import- 
ance for the mobilization of armies in times of war," asserts 
State Highway Commissioner George P. Coleman of Virginia, 
who is also president of the American Association of State 
Highway Officials, with which organization the American Au- 
tomobile Association co-operated in the passage of the Federal 
Aid Road Act. 

"A marginal highway, as set forth in the Chamberlain-Dent 
bill, along the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the South- 
western border, and the Pacific Slope, and later along the North- 
ern boundary line, should receive the endorsement of all the 
people in this country interested in its protection and its future 
development. All of us are possibly alive to the fact that roads 
are necessary for military purposes, but very few people realize 
that in the construction of the important highways of this coun- 
try many years will be consumed. Therefore, it is important 
that this great work should be started at an early date and 
pushed with as great rapidity as possible to its final completion. 

"While main artery roads command priority and require rug- 
ged and costly construction, the tributaries must not be neg- 
lected, for in many instances these 'feeders' upon occasion serve 
a vital purpose, even though not subjected to heavy traffic ex- 
cept intermittently. If the national Government relieves a 
State of that road which has the greatest military worth, it still 
remains the bounden obligation of the commonwealth to supply 
a comprehensive State system of the most important inter- 

county roads, and then to give some aid to the counties in the 
building and maintenance of the lesser roads. It is almost im- 
possible to say positively what road may meet the military 
emergencies, and in consequence there must be a co-related 
plan, the cost of which must be shared by the national Govern- 
ment and State and county. 

"It has been suggested that war prisoners can be logically em- 
ployed in military road construction, and one finds himself very 
much inclined to agree with the suggestion of the National Com- 
mittee on Prisons that we utilize whatever foreign prisoners we 
now or will possess. Most of these men will undoubtedly be 
kept in Southern States, where the need of trunk road construc- 
tion awaits the earliest possible attention." 

* * * 
Rickenbacher in Signal Corps in France 

Eddie Rickenbacher, U. S. A. soldier, is obtaining his first 
real experience of military life in French barracks, shared with 
French soldiers and sailors. Rickenbacher sailed with General 
Pershing's staff, and for a short time was entrusted with the 
task of driving the American general in France. He is now a 
sergeant in the sig- 
nal corps, driving a 
car, but he expects 
in a very short 
time to receive a 
commission and 
take up flying at 
one of the Ameri- 
can schools in 

Rickenb a c h e r, 
who declares that 
he is now getting 
used to military 
regulations and dis- 
cipline, has had 
good opportunities 
since his arrival 
here of becoming 
acquainted with the 
motor transport and 
aviation work of 
the French army. 
He expresses his 
admiration of the 
fine motors and the 
huge quantity pro- 
duction of the lead- 
ing French factor- 
ies. At Porte Mail- 
lot, the motor car 
center of Paris, the 
American driver 



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Eddie Rickenbacher, who is with Pershing's troops in 

soon came in contact with all the leading figures of French rac- 
ing, and found that although he had not previously been to 
France, he was well known to all Frenchmen interested in rac- 
ing. In this district he met some of his old competitors on In- 
dianapolis and other American tracks, among them being Arthur 
Duray, who is now in the motor service of the French army; 
Jean Chassagne and Rene Thomas, who, although in civilian 
clothes, are mobilized in the French airplane motor factories. 

Howard Marmon is expected in Paris shortly at the head of 
tfie industrial mission. He has been preceded by Mr. Hughes, 
who is assisting him in this work, and who was for a few years 
on the Packard staff in Paris. General Pershing's staff of army 
chauffeurs, Jennings, Limthicum, Brain and Middleton, are now 
ir. Paris. It is stated that George Robertson will arrive here 

shortly in the capacity of soldier in the U. S. Army. 
• * * 

Feather River Canyon Route of Pike's Peak Highway 

The Feather River Canyon was selected for the route by 
which the Pike's Peak ocean-to-ocean highway will enter Cali- 
fornia from Nevada, at a meeting of the national officers and 
directors held this week at the Palace Hotel. The proposed new 
transcontinental auto roadway will pass through Quincy, Plumas 
County, finally connecting with the California State Highway 
at Marysville. It will follow the State Highway south to San 
Francisco, crossing the Carquinez straits at Benicia to Martinez, 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 

Contra Costa County. A proposed route by way of Red Bluff 
and Mt. Lawson was rejected by the association on account of 
its distance. 

Following are the officers chosen to carry on the work of 
building and developing the highway in California : W. L. Hugh- 
son, president, San Francisco; A. S. Levenson, vice-president, 
Oakland; H. S. Maddox, secretary, Sacramento; George Peltier, 
treasurer, Sacramento. Hughson and Maddox, with C. G. Lee- 
son of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, and Clyde Opelt, 
manager of the Feather River Inn, were elected national dele- 

* * * 

Lincoln Highway State Road in Nevada 

The Nevada State Highway directors recently appointed by 
Governor Boyle, have just completed a trip over the Lincoln 
Highway in Nevada in the nature of a preliminary inspection to 
acquaint themselves and the State Engineer with its condition. 
The Lincoln Highway in Nevada has been made a State road 
and is securing the first attention of the Nevada State Highway 


* * * 

Inventor Scores in Suit Against Maxwell 

Judge Charles M. Hough sustained the patent infringement 
action pertaining to a method of controlling the output of an 
electric generator brought by H. Ward Leonard, Inc., against 
the Maxwell Motor Sales Co. in the United States District 
Court. The injunction granted was suspended to give the de- 
fendant opportunity to appeal. The claim is based on patents 
Nos. 1,157,011 and 1,122,774 awarded to H. Ward Leonard, 
now deceased. The invention was made in 1909 and application 

was filed January 18, 1910. 

* * * 

Republic Tires Expanding— To Merge with Knight Tire 

The Republic Rubber Company has taken an option on the 
plant of the Knight Tire & Rubber Co., Canton, Ohio, as the 
preliminary step to a merger of the two companies in a new cor- 
poration with a capitalization of $20,000,000. H. J. Woodward 
becomes general sales manager of the two companies. As soon 
as the merger is completed the manufacture of Republic tires 
will be carried on both in the Canton plant and in the Youngs- 
town factory. The manufacture of Knight tires will be con- 

* * * 

Goverment Orders 1,800 Chainless Trucks 

An order for 1,800 chainless Packard trucks, representing a 
money value of $5,046,850, was received recently by the Pack- 
ard Motor Car Company from the War Department of the 
United States. The order specifies the standard three-ton unit, 
which is being widely used for commercial purposes. Deliver- 
ies start in two weeks, and are to be spread over a period of 
several months. 

* * * 

Maxfer Manager Praises California as Truck Field 

H. H. Henry, general manager of the Maxfer Truck and 
Tractor Company, who has been making an extended tour over 
the Western territory, says California is the greatest State for 
the motor truck in the Union. Henry made the statement to E. 
Linn Mathewson, Maxfer distributor, that any motor truck if 
rightly built, should easily carry a fifty per cent overload in 
this State. 

* * * 

Restriction in Driving Possibie War Measure 

Motorists may have to curtail driving as a war economy 
measure to save gasoline. Economy in the use of gasoline 
is imperative if the government is to have the petroleum it will 
need to prosecute the war successfully. Sufficient gasoline 
should be available to provide for all the normal uses of motor 
cars, but it seems likely that pleasure riding will have to be cur- 

» * * 

Marking Route from Reno to San Francisco 

The work of marking the Lincoln Highway with permanent 
steel signs between San Francisco and Reno has been started 
by the California State Automobile Association. A two-ton 
truck is being used in the work, and it is expected that the job 
will be finished for the benefit of transcontinental tourists by the 
first of this month. 

Aluminum Alloy Pistons Offer Many Advantages 

The most important step in high speed motor car improve- 
ment has been the amazing development in aluminum alloy pis- 
tons. Aluminum Alloy Pistons offer so many advantages over 
cast iron pistons that several pages would be required to enu- 
erate them. A few of these advantages may be briefly noted : 

There is a two-thirds reduction in weight. This means a re- 
duction in inertia, which cuts down side thrust. The inertia then 
in Aluminum Alloy Pistons is one-third less than cast iron. The 
coefficient of friction is about 50 per cent less than that of cast 
iron. This means higher mechanical efficiency in the motor, 
more power and less consumption of lubricating oil. 

But probably the most important feature about the Alumi- 
num Alloy Piston is that it causes an almost total elimination of 
vibration and in addition to giving higher crank shaft and piston 
speeds, the Aluminum Alloy Piston tends to prevent carboniza- 

The thermal conductivity of Aluminum Alloy Pistons is in 
ratio of 6 to 1 in comparison with cast iron, which means that 
the heat generated in the combustion chamber of the cylinder is 
carried off approximately eight times as fast as would be the 
case with cast iron. 

Altogether, there is more power and speed and quicker ac- 
celeration for the same fuel consumption. 

When purchasing Aluminum Alloy Pistons, be sure they are 
of the ribbed type — that is, with supporting walls on the inside 
of the head. These ribs help to carry the heat from the piston 
head to the side walls and from there through the cylinders to 
the water jacket. 

The above type of piston is made by Powers, Wenz Co., Inc., 
1634 Pine street, just off of Van Ness, and are shipped to any 
part of the Western country. 

* * * 

Buicks for All Needs— 1918 Line 

Interest on Automobile Row has centered around the Howard 
Automobile Company's salesroon on Van Ness avenue for the 
last few days. The reason for this is the fact that the 1918 line 
of Buicks has been on display since early in the week. In 
speaking of the new line, C. S. Howard, head of the company, 

"A car for every motoring need will be found in the Buick 
line for 1918. Moreover, every car in the line is equipped with 
a valve-in-head motor, built complete in the great Buick fac- 
tories at Flint, Mich. 

"To motorists, this means that they can get just the size and 
style of automobile they want, for business or pleasure, fitted 
with proven mechanical equipment that will guarantee longest 
life and most economical service. This is the sensible basis on 
which the Buick 1918 cars are placed before the public. No 
matter what your requirements are, you will find them antici- 
pated in one of the Buick models. The professional man, the 
society woman, the business man, the tourist, young men or en- 
tire families — all these and more have been considered by the 
Buick engineers in designing the 1918 Buicks. Your selection 
will suit you as well as if it were built to your order. 

"There are nine Buick models for 1918. Each one is perfectly 
adapted for the particular service it is meant to give, from the 
richly appointed touring sedan down to the business-like Buick 

light delivery car." 

* * * 

Mitchell Motor Corporation Buys Wagon Plant 

The Mitchell Motors Corporation, Racine, Wis., has pur- 
chased the plant of the Mitchell Wagon Co., Racine, which has 
disposed of all patterns, trade marks, stocks, patents and good 
will to Deere & Co., Moline, 111. The Mitchell Motors will use 
the big wagon works for the manufacture of bodies and coach 
work. When the former Mitchell-Lewis Motor Co. was pur- 
chased by the present owners and re-named the Mitchell Motors 
Corporation, the wagon department was organized separately. 
The wagon works, however, manufactured some Mitchell bodies 

for the parent company. 

* * * 

Price of Davis Not to Be Increased 

The Davis cars for the season of 1918 will not be raised in 
price. This is the information just furnished by the factory to 
E. Linn Mathewson, the head of the Mathewson Motor Com- 
pany, Davis distributors. 

August 4, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Tractor Production Will Meet Half of Demand 

That American manufacturers of gasoline farm tractors will 
produce probably 50,000 tractors this year as compared with 
the demand for 10,000 or more, gives special interest to the an- 
nual demonstration of tractors which will be held at Fremont, 
Neb., the week of August 6-10. Last year American manufac- 
turers produced 39,000 tractors. This year they hoped to have 
built 70,000, but shortage of labor and materials and lack of 
standardization has cut this figure to a possible $50,000. It is 
estimated that there is a possible field for a million of these 
tractors in this country. Production is as essential in farm 
tractors as with aviation. 

* * * 

"Federalized Zone" Near Menlo— Motorists Beware 

_ Motorists are advised that they should exercise extreme cau- 
tion in driving on the State highway between Menlo Park and 
Palo Alto. The big army camp, at which some 40,000 soldiers 
will shortly be quartered, is located in this section, and the 
highway has been marked by the government as a "Federalized 
Zone." All autoists are admonished not to speed nor loiter in 
this vicinity. Spur tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad have 
been placed across the main highway, and there is also danger 
of freight trains in crossing. 

* * * 

Sierra Roads in Fine Condition 

Motorists who have toured into the High Sierras during the 
past week boast of the delightful road conditions. This is due 
to a recent light rainfall. This was the first rain of the summer, 
and it settled the dust and freshened the air. The opening of the 
Tioga road has resulted in greatly increased travel to this dis- 
trict, as the thousands of motorists who travel into the Yosemite 
will continue the tour on over the Tioga to this section. The 
tourists from the southern part of the country go to the Yosemite 
first, but those who start from San Francisco and Northern Cali- 
fornia points find it a better trip to visit Tahoe first and then 
on into the Yosemite. The grades are easier, and, Tahoe being 
such a short run from San Francisco, takes the motorists into 
the hills soon after leaving Sacramento. 

* * * 

Highway South of San Mateo Again Open 

The new highway extension, between a point just south of 
San Mateo previous to crossing the railroad, and Belmont, has 
again been opened for travel. Several months ago this same 
section was thrown open for motorists, but later was closed 
again. The highway between these two points is of concrete 
surface and in excellent condition. From Belmont south the 
road is still closed on the right side of the railroad south bound. 
Motorists are compelled to cross the tracks at Belmont to the 
rough road until just north of Redwood City, where they again 

cross the railroad track to the main highway. 

* * * 

Predicts Big Saving by Care of Tires 

"If American motorists were one-half as careful in caring for 
their tires as the European countries now at war are in con- 
serving their food supply and products, there would be an ac- 
tual yearly saving of probably $100,000,000 declares L. H. Cop- 
pel, manager of the Licktenberger-Ferguson Company, factory 
distributors of Norwalk tires. 

"Upwards of 10,000,000 tires, representing an expenditure of 
approximately $300,000,000, were consumed during the past 
twelve months, and there is every reason to believe that, if an 
effective campaign were started in this country urging precau- 
tion to conserve the life of the tires a saving of at least $100,- 
000,000 could be made. This would go a long way toward lower- 
ing all tire prices. 

* * • 

Cole Springs New Rear Seat Arrangement 

Among the several refinements and improvements of the lat- 
est Cole Eight models is the collapsible seat which has been de- 
signed as optional equipment for the Cole-Springfield Tour- 
coupe. It facilitates entering the rear compartment of the car. 

Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical equipment, storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction. 


639 Van Ne.« Ave. BRAND 4 CUSHMAN Phone Prospect 741 

Halliwell Returns from Six-Months Sales Tour 

W. H. Halliwell, Jr., has just returned to this city after a six 
months' trip throughout the United States on a sales and agency 
campaign for the Jensen Thermastatic Vaporizer, the Reem 
Universal Spotlight, and the Perfection Water Circulator. Halli- 
well reports that he found a responsive market for these appli- 
ances everywhere, and predicts a tremendous volume of busi- 
ness in the near future. 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and thr motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 






259 Minna Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

U. S. Garage Pearson Garage 

750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

345 Bush Street 
Phone Douglas 2120 

Largest and most complete Garages 
In the West 








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San Francisco News Letter 

August 4, 1917 


It was only natural to expect that in these times of war, wo- 
men's clothes would show the military influence, but, somehow, 
there have not been quite as many military styles on the whole 
as we would have thought. Here and there, however, sprinkled 
among the distinctly feminine frocks, some strictly military 
frocks appear. One of the most successful dresses on this or- 
der is the frock with the cape pictured here. Capes have been 
rampant ever since the spring and early summer, and now 
they are attached to dresses and have become quite an import- 
ant feature of the fashions. Much of the charm of these capes 
is- due to the pretty linings which they reveal when they are 
blown open by the wind. Patterned silks with flowers or dots 
are employed for the linings, as well as plain colors in shades 
contrasting with the dress material. The dress in the sketch is 
of blue gabardine with the popular coin-dotted foulard for the 
lining of the cape. The blue foulard with white or yellow dots 
is very effective for these linings. 

Linen Tab Frocks. 

Now that the warm weather is really and truly here, the cool 
tub frock comes to take the place of heavier dresses. Linen is 
just as much a favorite this year as ever, but the novelty about 
it is that it is combined with voile or organdy. The usual trim- 
ming is heavy stitching, braid or embroidery. Dresses entirely 

Left— A Military Dress with Silk-Lined Cape. 
Outings is this Dress of Linen. 

Right — For Summer 

of linen unrelieved by anything but perhaps a collar of organdy, 
are also considered very smart. One of the new one-piece mod- 
els, especially suited to misses, is illustrated. Like so many 
of the simple, youthful styles, this one is slipped on over the 
head. There is a belt front and back to hold in the fulness of 
the waist, and there are the inevitable pockets at the sides, but 
these are placed on the side panels of the dress, making some- 
what of a difference from the usual styles. 

In the white dresses for afternoon there is nothing daintier 
than those of Georgette crepe trimmed with white chalk beads 
or white silk soutache braid. In one rather elaborate model 
the waist was literally braided all over, and the effect was very 

Pale pink Georgette trimmed in the same way with pink or 
white beads or pink braid is just as much favored as the white 
dresses. This particular shade of pale pink that is so popular 
at present makes charming evening dresses in soft satin. I 

have seen some with short sleeves of pink tulle to match, and 
others in which very fine creamy lace is used to make the waist 
or sleeves. Low-waisted models with soft, clinging draperies 
at the sides are very new, but the normal waistline is still very 
strong, and now there are even rumors of the Empire line com- 
ing back to favor again. 

Novelties in Bathing Dresses. 

In our attempts to escape the midsummer heat, many are tak- 
ing refuge in the cooling waters of the ocean. Bathing dresses 
are consequently in great demand just now. To vary the eternal 
black satin and navy blue taffeta, some of the newest bathing 
costumes are of dark red jersey cloth. Dark red and blue rub- 
berized cloth was a combination recently seen. Other novelties 
include black velvet suits and blue taffetas trimmed with yellow 
or bright red sateen. 

Nowadays the beach wrap is an important part of the bather's 
equipment. Very attractive wraps are made of blue or rose- 
colored jersey cloth cut in circular shape with the fastening on 
one shoulder. The edges of these are faced with a contrasting 
color and embroidered in wool. Figured silks and rubberized 
cloths are also employed as much as the wool jersey. 

Silk and Wool Sweaters. 

The new sweaters made of wool and silk appear to be a 
trifle shorter than they have been wearing them in the past. 
There are slip-over sweaters which are sometimes worn like 
waists with white silk skirts, pleated or plain. The favorite 
colors are rose, blue and green; also yellow and the cool-looking 
corn color. The sweaters opened down the front and belted with 
soft sashes have not been forsaken for the slip-over models. 
There is a certain grace and softness about them that makes 
them ever desirable. No summer wardrobe is really complete 
without a couple of these charming sweaters, whether one spends 
the summer in the mountains, at the seashore, or even in the 
city. They may be of Shetland wool, all silk, or the silk and 
wool mixtures. White Angora sailor collars and cuffs on the 
colored wool sweaters are very popular, and at the same time 


Sept. 8th to 15th, inclusive Sacramento, Cal. 

Make the War Time Fair the Biggest Ever — Show What You Have Done — 
Learn What Others Have Done — We Need More Soil Products — Belter Live 
Stock — Exhibit Your Best to Help Solve the Nation's Food Problem 

The Key Notes of the 1917 California State Fair 
Great Display of Vocational Work by School pupils — Over 500 Prizes 
divided between city and rural schools for Domestic Art and Science. Manual 
Training and Home Gardens. Greatest incentive ever offered to California 
Boys and Girls. Special Exhibits by U. S. Government Indian Schools and 

Largest Live Stock Show in the West— Over $30,000 Offered in Pre- 
miums — Education and Amusement Combined — Bigger and Better Poul- 
try Show — Displays of Horticulture, Agriculture, Viticulture, Forestry, Dairy 
Products, Dairy, Farm and Road Machinery, Tractors, Etc. 


Daily Progrnm of High-Class Amusements. Night Horse Show. Harneef mid 

Running Races. A Tent City of Carnival Attractions. Great 

Annual Rami Contest Open to Entire State 


Special Excursion Rates on All Transportation Lines 

Send for Premium List. 
John M. Perry, President Chas. W. Paine, Secretary Sacramento, California 



San Francisco 

4600 5080 




Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 



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A fancy kodak is sometimes a boomerang snap. 

The U-boat argument seems to have lost its torpedo 


Hat racks stand for a lot of things these days that some 

people want to hang. 

Glory be! The regular army is rapidly reaching its full 

strength — and then the Big Show. 

The high tax imposed on wines and beers by Congress 

is certainly a cold dash at spirits. 

Dig down for your country and its salvation again : the 

next issue of Liberty bonds is coming. 

Whale steaks come plentiful these days, and they're at- 
tractive enough to dodge whale prices. 

If you have any special troubles mail them to the Kaiser : 

he's making a collection of them for personal edification. 

The general cutting of queues in China seems to have 

turned the heads of the Chinese cutting revolutionary capers. 

Tehama County's exemption board scored highest: not 

an exempt in sight. Hats off to the Tehama County files of Sam- 

Keep an eye on the cub grizzlies now being trained at 

Tanforan. They'll be making good for California in the neai 

By and large patriotism, these days of husky practice at 

the local military camps, seems to display itself most belli- 
cosely in fat. 

Lillian Russell declares that kissing makes the mouth 

ugly. Come, come, Lillian : we'll take a chance, even if you im- 
print a hair lip. 

The test of a war-bride : to face the quiz of a board of 

officers intent on investigating the denials of her groom sus- 
pected as a slacker. 

Spend your vacation this outing season in the elevators 

cf the local sky-scrapers; the air is rare and refreshing and the 
occupation elevating. 

The extraordinary number of new motor cars in the rural 

districts of the State indicates that the present crop has been 
very profitable, "Thank you." 

The best work of the advertising men recently has been 

in advertising themselves, which naturally limelights them in 
the focus of the interested advertisers and through them to the 

Another war is on : the committee of nominations of the 

reorganized Federation of Independent Voters of New York 
have decided to nominate Hearst for Mayor. 

The price of prime peaches in the local market fails to 

distract attention from the local peaches in the smart shopping 
district, which are so admired by Eastern critics. 

The flag of a local pacifist, an American flag bordered 

with white, was extended from his doorway. It was torn down 
by several indignant neighbors, and it "never came back." 

The overalls covering the pedal extremities of the suf- 
fragettes patroling the pavements around the White House, 
Washington, fail to hide the missteps of the suffragist cam- 

The Oaklander who wagered $50 that his wife could 

provide a' meatless, wheatless meal lost on the decision of the 
dining committee that it was eatless, feedless and consequently 

German propagandists control the Socialist party in this 

country, according to Charles Edward Russell, who brands them 
as disloyal. Here's a round-up for the Government secret ser- 
vice men. 

According to the inveracious newspapers, Isadora Dun- 
can's effects in Paris were sought by the landlord in her closet, 
but he failed to find them. The dolt! He should have exam- 
ii.ed her wrist bag. 

Ed. Dickson's recent appointment to the State Board of 

Control indicates that the coalition of Los Angelenos are get- 
ting a grip on the political rudder, while Governor Stephens 
apparently looks the other way. 

What has changed the usual habits of the Kaiser? He 

used to issue orders right off the reel without the use of a mega- 
phone : now he whispers in the ears of his council and a note is 
slipped under some nation's door. But the note is never signed 

The war has hit Oakland kerchunk! The S. P. Company 

is trying to more than double the transportation rates to Ala- 
meda County residential points; the motor men and conductors 
are on strike and a walk-out is threatened — and the movies have 
hit a streak of dub "romantic foolishers." 

The persons who perpetrated that extraordinary movie, 

specially conceived to demonstrate to the American people how 
easily Germany could come over here and eat up this country, 
ought now to get busy in boomerang fashion and show how 
readily America can cross the wide Atlantic and pay a duty call 

, Germany. 

There's not the slightest doubt that Jack London, Greer 

Harrison, Frank Unger, Will Barton, Amadee Joullin and others 
of the old guard belonging to the Bohemian Club were with 
the crowd of jolly souls that witnessed the usual midsummer 
annual high jinks, and Templeton Crocker's Chinese play in the 
Redwood Grove last Saturday night. 


The Recent "Blow-up' 
Of Russian Statecraft, 


Lincoln Steffens, who has just re- 
turned from an examination of con- 
ditions in Russia, and particularly 
of the Russian people as regards the 
recent upheaval in government there, sheds an altogether new 
light on the situation there. The picture represents is that of 
the common people in a rebirth of new socialism and radicalism, 
a "new idealism." In contrast, the Czar lost his power because 
he turned the government over to his wife and she in turn trans- 
ferred it to the priest, Rasputkin; the latter sold his power to 
the highest bidders and became enormously rich. Rasputkin 
was killed by a conspiracy headed by a Grand Duchess, and 
the shame of the Czarina and Rasputkin was _ placarded 
throughout the roads and streets of Russia, thus adding popular 
ferment in the national cauldron. Just now the people are in 
vertiginous control and lack competent leaders. They practice 

the non-resistent, Christ-like 

idealism. For instance, when 
the Cossacks were ordered to cut 
them down in the early days of 
the revolution the crowds of mu- 
jiks raised their hands, bared 
their breasts, and shouted, 
"Please excuse us." Later the 
Cossacks refused to cut them 
down and joined them in the rev- 
olution. This extraordinary state 
of mind was naturally and 
promptly taken advantage of by 
the vigilant Germans, and they 
succeeded in bribing five of the 
Russian generals to lead their 
troops into death traps, where 
Hindenberg took solicitous care 
to slaughter them. Business is 
being handled in the cities in a 
like idealistic way. Those now 
handling the government put in 
their representatives on a salary 
to handle the business in favor 
of the common people. The 
Russian and German troops are 
fraternizing along certain sectors 
of the Western line. All of 
which indicates that Russia in 
the hands of the revolutionists is 
out of consistent fighting. The 
radicals are against imperialism, 
Germany's, England's and Italy's. 
A showing of soldiers may be 
made along the Western battle- 
line, but the people of Russia will 
not be supporting it. In this 
plight of the world they have be- 
come students of philosophy, 
idealists, dreamers, ecstatic pil- 
grims in this crisis. The result is inevitable that a new organi- 
zation, of vigorous, active, concentrated purpose, will sweep into 
power and mould a government to meet the situation. This re- 
volt of socialism will pass almost as sharply as that of the 
Czar's. In these days of belligerent autocracy there is no time 
to shilly-shally with the temporary theories of visionaries. Ke- 
rensky and his fellow theorists have demonstrated their ability 
to handle the situation, and inevitably they must give way to 
stronger hands experienced in government. 


The I. W. W. are becoming a men- 
Raids of the I. W. W. ace sufficiently vicious to attract the 

attention of the government. Re- 
cent acts on their part indicate that these marauders have passed 
the sporadic stage and are rapidly becoming national, thereby 
indicating that there is an understanding among the various scat- 
tered bands. Law in the West is somewhat more lax than in 

the East, which accounts for their larger and more systematic 
menaces on the Pacific Coast. In the beginning of their attacks 
the I. W. W.'s discovered that their safest attacks to get results 
were against the scattered mining plants in the West. Of 
late, however, with growing boldness in their numbers and ex- 
perience, they have broadened the field to burning crops, freight 
stations, mills, lumber plants, wineries, warehouses and the 
like. More recent reports indicate they are branching out in their 
campaign to destroy private property. According to a local 
expert who is now studying their practices, they have indicated 
intentions of a diabolical character regarding crops, as they 
believe that a blow at that source will hit the nation hardest. 
Through such practices they hope some day to rule the indus- 
tries of the nation. Organized labor has heretofore held off 
from any alliance with them; but in the trial of the dynamiting 
case connected with the local Preparedness parade, the labor 

leaders here became so hard- 
pressed for help in gathering 
proper testimony for the defense 
that they made a left-handed un- 
derstanding with leading mem- 
bers of the I. W. W. Unless 
United Labor should be hard- 
pressed, there is little likelihood 
of any indefinite coalition be- 
tween the two. "Revolution, in- 
cendiarism and sabotage" is the 
slogan of the I. W. W., and such 
war cries do not bring in weekly 
wages to union men. Some stu- 
dents of the I. W. W. policies be- 
lieve that they are now taking ad- 
vantage of the movement of the 
armed forces of the U. S. A. go- 
ing abroad to stir up strife in va- 
rious quarters of the country, es- 
pecially the West, with a view 
to bring about civil war, looting 
and depredations of various char- 
acters in order to develop terror- 
ism if possible. There is little 
chance of success along such 
lines as the government will be 
developing troops all the while, 
and will always be in a position 
to suppress local disorders of any 
kind. The administration is not 
mobilizing each State of the Un- 
ion with a Safety Committee at 
the capital to be caught napping 
by such professional trouble- 
makers as the I. W. W.'s. 

"The Grizzlies" and Califor- 
nia's Pride. 
That little band of enthusiastic 
patriots that Thornwell Mullally shepherded so well in camp 
down the Peninsula, and later at the Presidio for the past two 
years, has grown in numbers and ardent martial spirit. Re- 
cently, through orders from Washington, D. C, to General Lig- 
gett, commanding here, it was transformed into the California 
Field Artillery, a crack regiment, six batteries, a regimental 
headquarters company and supply company, 1,200 strong, ex- 
clusive of commissioned officers. The regiment has happily 
been christened "The Grizzlies," typical of California, and for 
their bonnie delight in hugging the enemy. It goes without 
saying that California's hopes and California's heart will center 
on the everyday life and military activities of "The Grizzlies." 
Long be their glory! 

To Thornwell Mullally must be given the credit for organ- 
izing the little group of enthusiasts who individually plunged 
whole-souled into the work. At that time the slender nucleus 
of a unit was based on an idea to develop a body of cavalry, and 


— Harding in the Brooklyn Ettgli 

August 11, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

the members readily spent their money on horses and equip- 
ments to perfect themselves in that branch. Later they learned 
that no cavalry would be sent abroad, and they switched to ar- 
tillery, the mightiest arm in the present conflict. Nothing was 
stinted in drilling the members and trying them out with all the 
exacting evolutions and physical training to bring them to per- 
fect form. From the very first, Mr. Mullally, then a sergeant, 
insisted that the men must be trained by experts, and an effi- 
cient officer, U. S. A., was detailed to develop them in regular 
army life and army tactics. Both Thornwell Mullally and Stew- 
art Edward White deserve unstinted thanks from California for 
the practical and serviceable way in which they have developed 
the regiment for the State and for the Nation. No better and 
more loyal work along this line has been contributed for the 
Nation. California knows how; and when the regiment reaches 
the front, they will show the enemy that they know what to do. 


The government has adopted a wise and practical plan 

to fix food prices during the period of the war. Carried out in 
details as conceived by the conferees, it will prove an excellent 
instrument for the public welfare in these days of stress. Pro- 
vision has been carefully made to give both the retailer and the 
wholesaler fair profits. On the face of the government's show- 
ing, every participant, passing the goods and wares from the 
producer, is expected to play fair. This showing is meat for those 
wary wolves in sheep's clothing who are determined to gouge 
fortunes out of the present extremity of the public. All warn- 
ings are useless to curb them with their storage tricks and de- 
struction of food stuffs in order to create scarcity in the spe- 
cial lines they carry. Last season's sales of provisions were a 
scaley tragedy on the comparatively poor, due to these uncon- 
scionable Shylocks. Whipping posts would be only a compli- 
ment to their rascality. The government is wasting time with 
these hyenas unless it mulcts them of their insatiable profits 
and puts them behind the bars, so that the public may thank 
God that some sign of retribution has at last been made mani- 

Crafty Germany is placing loans with Switzerland, Hol- 
land and adjacent neutral nations, a pit that will eventually en- 
gulf them. Germany never acts these days without serving 
some selfish, sinister or arrogant end. With whomever she 
pledges faith and exchange there comes the inevitable day in 
which she ignores her signature and her pledge, just as she did 
in the case of Belgium, which she destroyed with desolation 
"because of necessary strategical reasons." The excuse of a 
knave on horseback pompously waving a threatening pistol. 
Germany, of course, is entitled to purr what money she can out 
of her foolish neighbors, who will meet the empty mailed hand 
when the day of reckoning is due. The government at Washing- 
ton will naturally make note of this ardent wooing of Germany 
to obtain the good-will and bank savings of the foolish Switzers 
and Hollanders. Nothing good has come out of Germany since 
the war began, and the Switzers and Hollanders had best immi- 
grate to South America and turn over their native land to the 
junkers. Germany's profession of friendship, like that of the 
Greeks, is marked by the omen, "Beware." 

Tom Jones, one of the new cub aviators who recently 

joined the American escadrille on the war front, casually at- 
tained some unusual distinction two weeks ago. After sitting 
around the camp several days, he shook off the inertness that 
cloaked him, jumped into his machine and lit out towards the 
enemy's lines. Very promptly the Germans began to pepper 
him with their rifles. He waved a hand merrily to them and 
spiraled upward. A fountain of bullets showered about his ma- 
chine, but fortunately his engine escaped. As a mark of deri- 
sion he held out his cap and caught such bullets descending that 
he could reach. He selected one, and carefully poising it over 
a bunch of shells beside a big gun below, with fine judgment 
he dropped it on the nose of a 32 centimeter shell. There fol- 
lowed a tremendous crash, and the empyrean lifted some fifty 
miles. Jones being a light weight, and a tight-wad when it 
comes to blowing himself, was carried so far that he crashed 
right through the pearly gates and bowled over St. Peter without 

a " 'scuse me." His cot is 44, Red Cross Division. You will 
recognize him by the bandages in which he is enrolled and the 
savage manner in which he eschews bullets. 

Every citizen in this country is entitled to his own opin- 
ion on any national policy, but when a coterie of such citizens, 
almost a negligible fraction of the population, strives by devious 
ways to obstruct and subvert the action of the great majority, 
it is time for the latter to grab the minority by the scruff of the 
neck, and give them a jolt that will bring them to a glimpse of 
reason and instil prudence into their papier mache minds. Un- 
patriotic Attorney O'Connor misuses his reason and instils trou- 
ble, and the simple wights that he is ensnaring in his efforts to 
stir up defection are sheep offered as sacrifice to his egoism. It 
is shrewdly suspected in some quarters that O'Connor is the 
tool of others bent on stirring up local troubles in mustering in 
soldiers in various parts of the country. Suspects of this char- 
acter will have to face a painful complete volte. The govern- 
ment machinery for handling these slackers and sympathizers 
with the enemy is cheerfully prompt and rigorously effective in 
shaking the germs and vermin of unpatriotism out of their sys- 
tem. They are a rotten spot in the organic body of the nation, 
and the sooner they are excised the better for the health of the 


"I wonder," asks Sydney Brooks in the July number of Every- 
body's, "if Americans quite realize all that the war has done for 
them, and had done for them long before they entered it. 

"First, it saved them from a commercial collapse at about the 
last moment when it could still be fended off. 

"Secondly, it deluged the United States with a stream of pros- 
perity the like of which had never been known in the history of 
this or any other land. 

"Thirdly, it did more in a few months than a half-century of 
enterprise in times of peace could have done to advance Amer- 
ica's position in international finance, in the ocean-carrying trade 
and in foreign commerce. 

"Fourthly, it woke Americans to the weak points in their 
national harness and initiated that movement for preparedness 
which I reckon among the sanest and most wholesome agitations 
I have known in a twenty-one years' experience of the United 

"Fifthly, it very greatly enlarged the political horizon of the 
average citizen, and brought him face to face with problems and 
conditions that formerly he could comfortably ignore. 

"Sixthly, it taught American manufacturers, or some of them, 
the invaluable and neglected art of making munitions. 

"And, finally, it staged for America's instruction, and at Eu- 
rope's expense, the full panorama of war, and furnished the 
United States, when her turn should come — as it has come — 
with a whole library of directions on what to do and what not 
to do." 


Sacramento is preparing for a double festival occasion on 
September 8th to 10th, when the Native Sons of the Golden 
West will hold a general State-wide celebration in honor of 
California's birthday, and the California State Fair will conduct 
its 1917 Exposition. A committee composed of the eight city 
and county Native Sons' parlors of Sacramento has been work- 
ing for more than a year preparing for the entertainment. The 
joint city and county parlors will maintain headquarters where 
all visitors will be welcome at the Native Sons' Hall. Forty-two 
visiting parlors will entertain in halls and hotel lobbies scattered 
throughout the city. There will be dancing, music and refresh- 
ments on all sides, and at all places the public is welcome. Thus 
the Native Sons of the Golden West demonstrate California's 


Smile awhile, and while you smile 

Another smiles. 
And soon there's miles and miles 

Of smiles, 
And life's worth while, because 

You smile! 

— Anon. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 

Draft and Society. 

Society is naturally much interested in the final outcome of 
the draft, and is waiting to discover how many of the young men 
of the smart set who were drafted will fail to pass the physical 
examination or will make successful claim of exemption. 

Many more or less amusing stories are going the rounds of 
the clubs about young chaps who are trying to rationalize to 
themselves and their friends why they claim exemption. 

One young fellow who is married, and who does not feel sure 
that married men will be exempted, was endeavoring to con- 
vince his fellows in the Pacific Union Club the other afternoon 
that his wife will face destitution without him. 

As he has never hustled in the merry marts of commerce, the 
group naturally looked unconvinced, knowing that the family 
fortune comprised enough coupons to hand around a goodly al- 
lowance to each member. 

The young man saw that they did not regard him as the finan- 
cial prop of the family. 

© © © 
Mother His Sole Support. 

So he clinched it with this: "Much you fellows understand. 
You know we really have nothing. My mother has it all, and we 
just have to take what she shells out to us, and it takes me to 
jolly the old lady into giving us a decent allowance. I tell you 
if they send me off to the war she'll cut my wife's allowance to 
a fraction!" 

Which story, of course, has traveled from one end to the 
other of the smart set. 

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Pleads Happy Marriage as Excuse. 

Society is watching with more sympathetic interest the efforts 
of another young chap to obtain exemption because all the world 
still loves a lover as well as a soldier, and this young husband 
and his wife of three or four years stand as people's exhibit A 
of marital bliss. Her father is a wealthy banker and his 
mother is married to a man of vast means, but since his mar- 
riage he has been devoting himself to business, and the young 
people have refused financial assistance, and have endeavored 
to live on his income ; so he is really of more financial import- 
ance in the menage than in most honeymoon apartments of this 

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Tom Driscoll Gets Commission. 

Society had enough aspirants for commissions in the last 
Officers' Reserve Camp to watch for the final verdict with al- 
most the same tension that the family of an accused must await 
the verdict of a jury. The nervous strain of those directly inter- 
ested was augmented by the ceaseless inquiries of friends. 

Early in the game Mrs. Tom Driscoll threatened to shoot be- 
fore daylight any one who asked her again whether Tom had his 
commission. Driscoll was one of the successful candidates for 
officer's straps, and when the news came, Mrs. Driscoll said to 
a group of friends at the Burlingame Club : "I'm happy for 
Tom's sake; his heart was set upon it. But it naturally isn't 
unmixed joy." 

© © © 
A Blingum Rejoinder. 

"Aren't you sorry for the men who failed," queried some one 
of the wife of another successful candidate. 

"Terribly sorry," she made answer, "but sorrier in a way for 
their wives. The men are all nervous wrecks from the strain 
of suspense, and those who failed will take it out on their wives 
for awhile instead of out of the Huns !" 

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Orders the Ladies. 

The society men who got officers' commissions in the Griz- 
zlies will have to pass examinations to hold those titles at the 
end of their training. And here is a good story on a society 
bachelor who is a Lieutenant-Colonel. He was at a dinner the 

other night, and sat between two gay and witty damsels who 
fired his new title at him constantly. It was "Colonel this and 
Colonel that," until he begged them to desist. 

"Oh, but you know you may only have this title a little while 
and your friends must enjoy it while they may!" 

"Nonsense!" cheered the other. "Of course he will get it. He 
is a born officer, just the type. Why, in the middle of a pretty 
speech to a lady he usually thinks of something that ought to be 
done, and orders her to do it!" 

And of course everybody, including the subject of the jibe, 
joined in the laugh. 

© © © 
Strenuous Motoring. 

Mrs. Ethyl Hager, who was forced to abandon the motor trip 
to Yellowstone with Mrs. Marion Lord and Mrs. Fletcher Ryer 
on account of the effect of the high altitude, has entirely recov- 
ered her health, and is once more about. 

Both Mrs. Lord and Mrs. Ryer found the trip strenuous, but 
were able to see it through. However, when they returned Mrs. 
Lord invited her traveling companions to join her in a recuper- 
ating visit at Paso Robles, and remarked that all hostesses of 
motor trips of this sort should give trading stamps on some local 

Mrs. Lord made the experiment of attempting the trip in a 
limousine and found that the mountains here do not lend them- 
selves to limousin travel as they do in Europe. 

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Miss Alexander Not a Slacker. 

Miss Mary Alexander, who is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William 
Crocker, has been the motif for much informal entertaining. 
Miss Alexander, like her cousins, the Crocker girls, has very lit- 
tle patience with the spendthrift frivolings of the smart set, and 
has always kept a neat little, clean little margin of her time for 
more serious affairs. The girls are not "blue stockings" in the 
pedantic sense, but they have a wholesome interest in affairs 
not entirely under the spell of pleasure's wand. Miss Alexan- 
der, for example, timed her visit here in order to be present at 
the conference of the Young Woman's Christian Association in 
the affairs of which she takes a constructive interest, rendered 
dynamic by personal service instead of just allowing her name 
to be used and giving a bit of money, which is the way so many 
square their obligations. 

© © © 
Mrs. Hammond Enters Hospital. 

Mrs. Maizie Langhorne Hammond is the latest recruit to hos- 
pital service. Mrs. Hammond, like so many others, took the Red 
Cross courses in Nurses' Aid and kindred subjects, and was not 
satisfied with the dilletante, superficial knowledge gained, and 
decided to further equip herself. Like Miss Emmeline Childs 
and a number of others, she did practical work for a few hours 
every day in the hospitals here, supplementing her course; and 
finally decided to enter a hospital and take the regular course. 
So she leaves for New York to enter one of the big hospitals 
there, and hopes to give her services to the rehabilitation of 
those who need care when the war is over. 
© © © 

Miss Childs Fails to Go to Europe. 

Miss Emmeline Childs, who has been pulling all known wires 
to get to Europe, is another ardent applicant for service, and is 
talking of taking the regular training in a hospital. It is now 
pretty well established that, for the present at least, no nurses' 
aides will be sent over to Europe, none but the regular accred- 
ited nurses with full hospital training being in demand, and so 
many of the girls who expected to go over as aides will now 
became "real and regulars." 

© © © 

Eastern Visitors Galore. 

Every day adds to the list of Easterners who are including 
California on their summer itinerary with the avowed intention 
of keeping it permanently on their vacation map. One of the 
latest enthusiasts is Mrs. Robert S. McCormick, of Chicago, the 
mother of Medill and Joseph McCormick, who are both well 
known out here. 

Mrs. McCormick is accompanied by Miss Roged, an attractive 
Chicago girl, and much entertaining will be done in their honor. 
Mrs. Francis Carolan greeted them on their arrival, and had 
luncheon with them, but the Carolans left almost immediately 

-August 11, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

for Southern California, where they have gone to attend the 
wedding of Miss Martha Peck and Mr. Judson in Los Angeles. 
On her return Mrs. Carolan will give a week-end for Mrs. Mc- 
Cormick and Miss Roged. 

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Announces Broken Engagement. 

Great as is the interest of all the world in engagements, still 
greater perhaps is the interest when an engagement goes to 
smash, and the method by which the smash shall be announced 
never fails to interest those who hold different theories on the 
subject. Mrs. Sawyer Gillison, who has been occupying a house 
in Burlingame for the last six months, has sent out simple little 
cards announcing that she has broken her engagement to Mr. 
Harry K. C. Davis, the golf champion. Davis is now in the 
East playing a tournament, and the wedding was to be consum- 
mated upon his return. 

Guests at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

A number of residents of this city are now visiting Los An- 
geles, and among those who are registered at the Hotel Clark 
in that city include: Misses C. & E. O'Connor, Mr. and Mrs. E. 
Metcalf, V. Villette, J. L. O'Rourke, N. P. O'Rourke, J. R. Fer- 
guson, M. H. Ehrhorn, R. W. Keene, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. 
Brown, C. E. Dinnard, M. L. Miller, Jr., F. A. McCarl, A. B. 
Moon, S. E. Evans, H. E. Hellawell, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. May, A. 
Cohen, L. D. Ayer, Mr. and Mrs. S. Smith, W. E. Day, L. Lar- 
sen, Mr. Murdock, C. Meese, C. C. Wideman, Mrs. M. Jae 
Benna, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Smith and baby, Mr. Gordon, W. 
Lowery, Miss M. B. Brittan, Mrs. G. Marten, A. J'. Cook, Jos. 
B. Keenam, Mr. H. Somers, Mr. and Mrs. R. Gahl, R. T. Haeg- 
lin, L. K. Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hall, Mr. A. Holton, Anita 
Robleto, Henry C. Wahl, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tichner, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. Pfaffenberger, R. N. Aylsworth, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. 
Beek, A. P. Giannini and family, Mr. F. Magee, Mr. and Mrs. 
A. R. Petterson, Robert Kinzie, Miss E. M. Kane, Miss Neal, 
Mr. A. Wagener, Miss J. O. Bill, Mr. and Mrs. L. Patterson, 
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Bliss, Geraldine Bliss, Barbara Bliss and 
Mrs. N. Long. Also the following from Oakland: Mr. R. F 
Haeglin and son, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Reno, and the following 
from Berkeley: Mrs. L. H. Bricker, S. G. Scoggin, W. W. Mc- 
Laughlin, A. J. Nielsen, E. J. Schneider, H. E. Dodd, J. L. Ay- 
den, Max Thelan and R. Merrill. 

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Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

Recent arrivals at the attractive Plaza Hotel, located on 
Union Square, are: Mrs. Thomas Earle White and Mr. Louis 
Earle White, Jr., and chauffeur, Philadelphia; Herb B. Moore, 
New York; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Young, Jr., Napa; Mrs. 
Hannah Colin and Miss Byrde Cohn, Stockton; R. E. Jack, Jr., 
Alvarado; Mrs. Henry K. Willard, Gertrude Willard.Red Bluff; 
Katherine V. Lewis, Tacoma; Marie Shaw, San Diego; Rose 
Schabacker, Los Angeles; Mrs. Y. S. Adhine, Cincinnati; H. F. 
Avery and wife, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Frank Olcese, Rosalinda 
Olcese, Hornitos, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. Win. Cordes, San Rafael; 
J. A. Plummer and wife, Stockton; Helen M. Stocking, Agnews; 
L. B. Stratton, Paso Robles; Mrs. F. C. Kent and child, Still- 
water, Okla.; Mrs. J. M. McConnell, Piedmont; Mr. and Mrs. 
Floyd M. Stahl, Phoenix; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jones, Fresno; B. 
A. Judd, New York; David N. Wolf and wife, Sacramento, and 
A. E. Falch and wife, Los Gatos. 


With frontier strength ye stand your ground 
With grand content ye circle round. 
Tumultuous silence for all sound, 
Ye distant nursery of rills, 
Monadnock and the Peterboro hills : — 
Firm argument that never stirs, 
Outcircling the philosophers. . . . 

While we enjoy a lingering ray 
Ye still o'ertop the western day . . . 
So bold a line as ne'er was writ 
On any page by human wit. 


The loveliest months in the year in California are from now 
en until the latter part of October. Especially is this so for those 
who are contemplating a trip to some resort during these months. 
The idea of leaving the city for a vacation in June, or July, ori- 
ginated in the East, where the heat is oppressive at that time. 
Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful of all California resorts 
is Boyes Hot Springs. Situated as it is in the famous "Valley 
of the Moon," the climatic conditions and scenic beauty are all 
that could be desired. For the aesthete, as well as the seeker 
after quiet and comfort, the place is second to none, and equal 
to any of the noted resorts of the country. It is only forty-five 
miles from San Francisco, and all the comforts and conven- 
iences of home life are to be found. Among the numerous ultra- 
modern features of the resort is a large swimming tank, 75x150 
feet. The mineral water for bathing comes directly from the 
ground and continuously flows into the tank. Any number of 
bath-tubs are available in the Bathing Pavilion, and the water 
for these comes from the same source. This water is of 118 
degrees, and contains natural properties that are wonderfully 
invigorating. Boyes Hot Springs is open all the year round, 
and whether the guest takes a room in the hotel proper, the an- 
nex, or prefers one of the pretty little summer houses surround- 
ing the grounds, the rate is the same, $16 per week. 

The resort is justly noted for its cuisine, the equal of which is 
not surpassed by any hotel in the country. Plenty of entertain- 
ment, indoor and out, has been provided for by the manage- 
ment. There is a theatre on the grounds, where the latest Para- 
mount photoplays are exhibited nightly, and on Wednesday and 
Thursday evenings there is a vaudeville show, in addition to 
dancing after the show every evening. The automobile ride is 
via Sausalito, and the new cut-off at Black Point saves about 
fifteen miles. The resort has a garage and all conveniences for 
the autoist. Horseback riding is also one of the popular out- 
door sports at Boyes Springs. 

Grace (sobbing) — You don't love me, I know you don't. 

George — Why, darling, what makes you say that? Grace — 
Because you're not jealous. Maude Mullins has been married 
nearly a year, and her husband's so jealous he has shot at her 
twice and tried to kill himself three times. — New York Times. 

A couple of Kentuckians, meeting in a feud district, ac- 
cording to an exchange, one asked the other: "Look here, Bill, 
what did you shoot at me for? I ain't got no quarrel with you." 
"You had a feud with Ben Walker, didn't you?" "But Ben's 
dead." "Well, I'm his executor." — New York Tribune. 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 

Trench Superstitions 


It is told in the chronicles of "The White Company" how the 
veteran English archer, Samkin Aylward, was discovered by his 
comrades one foggy morning sharpening his sword and pre- 
paring his arrows and armor for battle. He had dreamed of a 
red cow, he announced. 

"You may laugh," said he, "but I only know that on the night 
before Crecy, before Poitiers, and before the great sea-battle 
at Winchester I dreamed of a red cow. To-night the dream 
came to me again, and I am putting a very keen edge on my 

Soldiers do not seem to have changed in the last five hun- 
dred years, for Tommy Atkins and his brother thepoilu have 
warnings and superstitions fully as strange as Samkin's. Some 
of these superstitions are the little beliefs of peace given a new 
force by constant peril, such as the nation common to the sol- 
dier and the American drummer that it is unlucky to light three 
cigars with one match; other presentiments appear to have 
grown up since the war began. In a recent issue of The Lit- 
erary Digest two poems were published dealing with the most 
dramatic of these — the Comrade in White, who appears after 
every severe battle to succor the wounded. Dozens have seen 
him, and would not take it kindly if you suggest they thought 
they saw him. They are sure of it. The idea of the "call" — 
the warning of impending death — is firmly believed along the 
outskirts of No Man's Land. 

"I could give you the -names of half a dozen men of my own 
company who have had the call," said Daniel W. King, the 
young Harvard man, who was transferred from the Foreign Le- 
gion to a line regiment just in time to go through the entire 
battle of Verdun. "I have never known it to fail. It always 
means death." 

Two men were quartered in an old stable in shell-range of the 
front. As they went to their quarters one of them asked the 
other to select another place in which to sleep that night. It 
was bitterly cold and the stable had been riddled by previous 
fire and the army blanket under such conditions seems as light 
as it seems heavy when its owner is on a route-march. 

"Why not roll up together?" said the other man. "That way 
we can both keep warm." 

"No," said the first man. "I shall be killed to-night.'' 

The man who had received the warning went into the upper 
part of the stable, the other pointing out in utter unbelief of the 
validity of a call that the lower part was the warmer, and that 
ii his friend were killed it would make no difference whether 
his death chamber were warm or cold. A shell came through 
the roof at midnight. It was a "dud" — which is to say that it 
did not explode. The man who had been warned was killed by 
it. If it had exploded the other would probably have been 
killed likewise. As it was he was not harmed. 

A few days ago the chief of an aeroplane section at the front 
felt a premonition of death. He was known to all the army for 
his utterly reckless daring. He liked to boast of the number of 
men who had been killed out of his section. He was always the 
first to get away on a bombing expedition and the last to return. 
He had received at least one decoration — accompanied by a 
reprimand — for flying over the German lines in order to bring 
down a Fokker. 

"I have written my letters," he said to his lieutenant. "When 
you hear of my death send them on." 

The lieutenant laughed at him. That sector of the line was 
quiet, he pointed out. No German machine had been in the air 
for days. He might have been justified in his premonition, the 
lieutenant said, on any day of three months past. But now 
he was in not so much danger as he might be in Paris from the 
taxicabs. That day a general visited the headquarters and the 
chief went up in a new machine to demonstrate it. Something 
broke when he was three thousand feet high and the machine 
fell sidewise like a stone. 

It is possible, say the soldiers, to keep bad fortune from fol- 
lowing an omen by the use of the proper talisman. The rab- 
bit's foot is unknown, but it is said that a gold coin has much 
the same effect — why, no one seems to know. 

Principes D'Equitation 


mff ^ 

By Captain J. Dilhan 

Bnfcjfil - 

Number 9 

v\ "■ 

He — It is hard to ask for bread and get a stone. She — 

It is worse to ask for a stone and get paste. — London Answers. 

The Rising Trot (Continued.) 

The height of the rising trot will vary, not only with different 
horses, but with the same horse according to his speed. A slow 
trot demands more time for a step, compelling the rider to stay 
up longer, either by rising higher, more slowly or both. The 
combination of the two efforts will make it easier. A horse 
with a short trot calls for a slight rise, while a long trotter com- 
pels you to do what those who do not understand criticise, that 
is, "go up in the air." 

Change Diagonal While Rising. 

At the rising trot, at every step, the rider drops on the saddle 
at the moment a certain diagonal strikes the ground. The same 
thing happens while a regular trot is maintained, and the ca- 
dence observed. It is certain that the shock, or pounding on 
the horse when the body drops will tire that diagonal more than 
the other. It is then obvious that in rising alternately on either 
diagonal during a long trot, the rider will help his mount by 
dividing the strain on his legs; to do this, we have to learn how 
to know on which diagonal we rise (meaning the diagonal which 
strikes the ground the moment we drop on the saddle), and we 
must learn to rise at will on either one. 

At the beginning of a trot it is very hard to pick the diagonal 
on which we decide to rise. The best way is to begin to rise 
just as it happens, then, by looking alternately at the front feet 
of the horse it is easy to see which one strikes the ground as 
you drop on the saddle. Then count "one" when in the air, 
"two" when in the saddle. Repeat as many times as you wish, 
"one, two," etc. When you are ready to change, brace yourself 
to remain in the air long enough to count "one" twice with the 
same measure — "one, one — two," then drop on the saddle, and 
you will see that you do so when the other foot strikes the 

Changing diagonal at the trot, while rising, not only allevi- 
ates the burden of the horse, but in many cases is necessary for 
the comfort of the rider. Very few horses have what we call 
a "square" trot. We say a horse has a "square" trot when the 
two feet of the same diagonal strike the ground at the same 
time. As a rule, the feet of one diagonal do not do this, and 
cannot give a good reaction. We say then that one diagonal is 
regular and the other irregular. By changing diagonals sev- 
eral times in succession, you can readily determine which is 
the easier, and act accordingly. 

The irregularity of the diagonal may indicate a defect 
in one of the legs of the horse. If this is due only to lack of 
development of suppleness, by rising on the irregular diagonal 
the trainer may attenuate the defect. 

In America the rising trot is often called the "English" trot 
There is no reason for this, since it has been practiced in all 
European countries since the horse has been ridden and stirrups 
used. Many think that the rising trot is dangerous when the 
horse becomes unruly. This is true for a poor rider, but a good 
rider who rises by the knees and not by the stirrups, and has a 
good balance, is always ready for any reaction. 

The rising trot, well done, gives the rider greater pleasure 
and calls for less exertion. But the sitting trot must not be 
neglected, for it affords more exercise and is a better developer 
of the grip and the balance. 

In the French cavalry it is not uncommon for an officer to 
stand up at the mess table and swear to his comrades that for 
two weeks he will do no rising trot. This, he says, because he 
has noticed that he was losing his seat, or because he has to 
start a hard siege of training with a new mount. 

The rising trot is for pleasure; the sitting trot for work. 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

"High Cost of Loving" at 
the Alcazar. 

Kolb and Dill are once 
more wreathing the town in 
smiles, and for that they 
should doubtless get a 
wreath of laurel, for smiles 
are worth their weight in 
gold these days of war pre- 

"The High Cost of Lov- 
ing" shows none of the tra- 
vel stains and blight of a 
long road career. It has 
come back to O'Farrell 
street as fresh and spon- 
taneous as when first it 
shook the beams of the Al- 
cazar. The principals and 
the cast are just the same 
as in the original produc- 
tion, and save that the girls 
all have pretty new frocks, 
everything is just as it was 
in its first mirth provoking 

It is not difficult to ana- 
lyze the popularity of this 
play, and it does not take 
an efficiency expert to know 
why it has broken all pre- 
vious Kolb and Dill speed 
records. The play moves 
along on a plot that has ball 
bearings, instead of creak- 
ing heavily through three or 
four acts of medley, and 
disconnected nonsense. To 
be sure, there are those who 
find it a bit vulgar in spots, 
but only an officer in a pur- 
ity league could resist the 
humor of it — and that is not 
to the credit of officers of 
purity leagues! 

Packed houses attest the 
fact that many people must be able to stand the strain of laugh- 
ing through it more than once. For while there are many stran- 
gers in town, there are not enough to account for the crowds that 
swing into line at the Alcazar every night. The fact is, that the 
town is turning out again for old friends who can never grow 
wearisome so long as they have a vehicle as mirth provoking 

as "The High Cost of Loving." 

» * » 

Exceptional Bill at Orpheum. 

The Orpheum has two new acts this week which bid for the 
complete surrender of the house, and in one case, at any rate, 
the audience capitulates from the infancy up— in fact, the night 
that I was there Bert Melrose had two little boys in the audience 
in hysterics of laughter. 

The other star act is a dancing stunt cleverly done by George 
White and Emma Haig, and while it is a delightful number on 
the program one does not feel constrained to send a rush order 
tc the vocabulary for praiseful adjectives and stalwart adverbs 
to bolster up a contention that the highest pinnacle in the danc- 
ing art is taken by this talented pair. 

On the other hand, there is no doubt that Bert Melrose is 
funnier than any man has any right to be. He messes around 
with a table and chairs, humming and mumbling as he fumbles 
along, and without ever speaking one articulate word he has 
the audience in convulsions of laughter. 

Without the famous Melrose fall his act would be a riot — as 
it is, it is more than riotous — it is positively dramatic in its in- 
tensity, and an audience grown dizzy by laughter and the strain 

"AMERICA FIRST." The Inspiring Patriotic Spectacle. Next Week at the Orpheum 

of waiting for him to topple 
over could not well stand 
another moment of it. I 
heard of one woman who 
buried her face in her hus- 
band's coat so that she 
would not see him fall — and 
when it was all over discov- 
ered that she was leaning 
on the strong right shoulder 
of the stranger on the other 
side of her, and the stranger 
was laughing so hard and 
so intent on the clown that 
he apparently never knew 
that a strange lady was cud- 
dling up to him! Melrose 
modestly claims only inter- 
national fame as a clown. 
He might well match him- 
self against any one in this 
or any other world ! 

To return to those talent- 
ed dancers, George White 
and Emma Haig. They 
have youth, beauty, ability 
and splendor of accessories, 
and so of course they are 
welcome to these parts 
where those qualities are 

Two other newcomers on 
the program this week are 
two debonnair young chaps, 
Nick Hufford and Dell 
Chain, who style them- 
selves "Two Loose Pages 
from a Book of Fun." I 
have occasionally seen 
more fun crowded into a 
single paragraph than in 
these "two pages." How- 
ever, they do not bore to 
extinction, even if they fail 
to flatten the audience out 
before their spell. 
Three j'ahns, European equilibrists, complete the list of new- 
comers and delight those who delight in that sort of thing. 

The Princess Kalema and the Countess Nardini are still giving 
a touch of nobility to the program, and Tom McRae goes motor 
boating just as foolishly as he did last week, and the audience 

applauds his foolishness as heartily. 

• < * 

"The Boomerang" at the Columbia. 

"The Boomerang" at the Columbia continues to delight large 
audiences who appreciate a play pitched to the last notch of 
artistic production. Every member of the company moves 
through the play as though he had been cast to play that role 
in real life, and moveover in a life where people look and act 
as they ought to look and act, not as they really do! What an 
amusing and good looking lot we would be if all the world weie 
really a stage. 

Martha Hedman, Arthur Byron and the other leads have so 
endeared themselves to the audiences that we shall feel as 
though we had lost real friends when the company departs. San 
Francisco has a way of giving a personal touch to its friendly 
appreciation of players which is said to be unique. 

Miss Hedman was talking about it the other day. She said 
that she asked a friend in New York who was a Californiac, 
how she would know whether she had really won our regard. 
"If you feel lovely, warm vibrations curling up from your toes 
tc the top of your head you win," said the friend, and Miss Hed- 
man declares that she knew in a minute what the friend meant 
after just a few minutes of hand-clapping on the opening night. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 

Big Features Make Hit at Pantages. 

Pantages is drawing capacity houses this week, the program 
diverging from the usual vaudeville programs in that the two 
big features are not put over by individuals, but require entire 
companies, much scenery and accessories as well as stars to get 
them across. 

In other words, a play with eight people in the cast and a 
condensed musical comedy with three principals and six or eight 
assistants, break the monotony of numbers tailored to fit only 
one personality. 

The musical comedy is called "Oh, Please, Mr. Detective!" 
and features Bobby Woolsey, assisted by Betty Evans, Hudson 
Freeborn and much pulchritude and youth in the way of pretty 
girls in the chorus. The music is gay and tuneful, and the plot 
never thickens enough to confuse the indifferent listener. Paul 
Armstrong and his capable company do a satirical one act com- 
edy which sweeps the house with appreciative laughter. 

The other Ects include an accordionist named "Hadina," who 
gets much strenuous music out of that instrument and sets dan- 
cing heels to clicking; Will Morris who "rags" the audience 
successfully; Stuart, the male Patti, and a trio who show the 
humorous road from the farm to the cabaret. 

* * * 

Advance Announcements 

Cort. — The annual concert given by the members of the Bo- 
hemian Club for their ladies and other friends will take place 
at the Cort Theatre next Friday afternoon at 2:45, when selec- 
tions from "The Land of Happiness," this year's Grove Play, 
music by Joseph D. Redding and book by Charles Templeton 
Crocker, will be the principal feature of the program. Those 
who were privileged to hear the music of the fantastic creation 
at Bohemian Grove last Saturday night are ardent in its praise, 
the numbers being written in Mr. Redding's happiest vein and 
all of a most melodious type. The Symphony Orchestra which 
will interpret the selections will number seventy picked musi- 
cians and the Bohemian chorus of sixty voices will be heard in 
several selections from the work. Numbers from Grove Plays 
of previous years, each directed by the composer, will also figure 
in the program, and among the soloists will be Harry Robertson 
and Charles Bulotti. The Concert Committee is composed of 
W. H. Lehy, chairman; W. H. Smith, Jr., secretary; Joseph D. 
Redding, Charles Templeton Crocker, J. B. Landfield, J. B. 
Leighton and J. S. Thompson, and the Reception Committee will 
consist of Ed. M. Greenway, Leroy T. Ryone, Haig Patigan, 
George S. Garritt, Frank L. Mathieu, Richard M. Hotaling and 
Walter S. Martin. Seats will be ready at the Cort Theatre Mon- 
day morning at nine o'clock. 

* * * 

The interpreting players form one of the most brilliant acting 
ensembles that has come to San Francisco in many months, and 
includes Arthur Byron, Martha Hedman, Wallace Eddinger, 
Ruth Shepley, Gilbert Douglas, Kathryn Keyes,. Marguerite 
Chaffee, Dorothy Megrew and many others. 

The Klaw & Erlanger players will make their first appearance 
on the Pacific Coast when they open at the Columbia Theatre on 
the 27th inst. in the new comedy "Here Comes the Bride," 
which by the way will receive its Eastern premiere simultane- 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Next week's bill will be headed by "America 
First," a martial musical pageant which will be presented by a 
large and thoroughly capable company. Scenically it is one of 
the most stupendous productions ever witnessed in vaudeville. 
The first represents the parade ground at West Point and the 
company impersonates the cadets at the Military Academy. The 
second scene is the foredeck of Uncle Sam's newest dread- 
naught, "The Pennsylvania," and the forward turret with its 
three monster fourteen-inch guns is shown, each being eighteen 
feet in length. During the action of the scene they are swung 
out over the audience with the crew astride their barrels. The 
final scene is at the Mexican border, and shows a section of the 
Rio Grande recently occupied by the U. S. troops. "America 
First" is more of a spectacle than a musical comedy. It never- 
theless possesses a semblance of a plot. The producers have 
thoroughly succeeded in their aim to depict three different char- 
acteristic pictures of American army, navy and cadet life, and 
have also given to vaudeville a blood-stirring, pulse-quickening 
patriotic appeal. 

"The Headliners," a bright and merry playlet by Aaron Hoff- 
man, will be presented by Henry B. Toomer, who will have the 
assistance of Esther Drew, Frank Merrill and Frank Mitchell. 
Helene Hamilton and Jack Barnes are a clever and versatile 
team. Their original offering, "Just Fun," is one of the season's 
most popular vaudeville offerings. Lottie Horner entitles her 
act "A Musical Corner in Vaudeville." Special lyrics have 
been written for her by Clyde Westover. Bert Melrose, the 
International Clown; Hufford and Chain in their duologue, and 
the Three Jahns are European equilibrists. George White and 
Emma Haig will present a new program of dances. 

* * * 

New Garrick. — Monte Carter, famous as "Izzy," and his com- 
pany of twenty-five, including a chorus of fifteen unusually at- 

Pantages' Theatre *"*« swomi,,.,.™ 


A Musical Comedy Travesty with Pauline Barri & Company of Eleven 

Pantages. — When Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet," he little 
thought that he had created the plot for "Miss Hamlet," one of 
the clever musical travesties which comes featured to the Pan- 
tages for the week beginning with the matinee Sunday. Miss 

Pauline Barri appears in the titular role. She is supported by f^nllJVuhon r Phonf'VO 
a large company. "A Truthful Liar," the sketch which has ere- ^' 
ated such comment in the East, will serve as the vehicle for Miss 
Lelia Shaw and her players. In Swain's cats and rats vaude- 
ville has a novelty. In spite of the natural antipathy that is 
supposed to exist between rats and cats, Swain's strange little 
proteges get along as brotherly members of a big family, and 
the feats they perform are astonishing. One of the features is 
a boxing match between two cats. The act is especially de- \JTX)hi€fWYYi 
signed for children. Klotz and Nash have a vocal act in which 
they introduce many song numbers in a most entertaining man- 
ner. Howard, Kibel and Herbert have a riot of merriment and 
music in their rathskeller production of songs and patter, and 
The Three Lyars in a vaudeville novelty. "The Neglected 
Wife," incident eleven, will be the screen attraction. 

The Leading Playhouse 

Geary and Mason Sis. 

Phone Fianklin ISO 
Beginning SUNDAY NIGHT ATJGU8T 12; Third week ol the Notable Triumph 
David Belaseo presents 

with the Original Belaseo Theatre. New York. Cast headed by Arthur Byron- 
Martha Hedman. Wallace Eddinger and Ruth Bbepley. 
Matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays 
Seats lor Fourth and Last week ready Thursday 

O'Farrell Street 

Bet. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 

Columbia. — "The Boomerang" continues to hold the biggest 
business of the season. In fact, the local response has been of 

a character to necessitate extending the engagement from two ~f^ 7 — J™ 7 

to four weeks, and even then it is a question whether all those (^OVl 1 fieCLlVe 
who want to witness "The Boomerang" can be accommodated. 
The consensus is that Belaseo has never produced a more de- 
lightful comedy, or gathered together a more skilled company 
of players. The story deals in a subtly satirical way with one 
of the most dangerous ailments of all who fall in love — jealousy. 



"THE HEADLINERS " a Stage Satire by Aaron Hoffman with HENRY R. 
in "A Musical Corner in Vaudeville"; BERT M BXBOSE. The I-'amous Inler- 
national Clown; HTFFORD & CHAIN. Two Loose Pages from a Book of 
Fun: THREE JAHNS, European Equilibrists: GEORGE WHITE AND EMMA 
HATG in Entirely New Dance Programme. 

Evening Prices — 10c. 25c. 50c. 75c. Matinee Prices (except Sun- 
days and Holidays). 10c. 25c. 50c PHONE DOUGLAS 70. 


AT 2145 

Selections from 


Music by Jos. D. Redding. Book by Charles Templeton Crocker, and 

Symphony Orchestra of 70— Chorus of 00 
Reserved Seats. $2. on sale at Cort Theatre, Monday Morning 

August 11, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

tractive and pretty girls, also George Weiss, the well known 
comedian; Blanche Gilmore and Dell Estes, lovely soubrette, 
will open the New Garrick Theatre, Fillmore and Ellis, with a 
matinee performance on Sunday, August 12th. 

* * * 

Sidney Coryn to Give New Lecture Course. 

Sidney Coryn has prepared an entirely new series of six 
lectures on "Vital Facts and Issues of the War," that are to be 
given in the Paul Elder Gallery, illustrated by stereopticon 
views. These lectures will be given twice — one course on con- 
secutive Tuesday evenings, beginning August 14th, the second 
course on consecutive Thursday afternoons, beginning August 
16th. The first lecture will be on the Battle of the Marne. 
Coryn will tell of the changing positions of the armies from day 
to day, and will explain the strategy of the battle, discussing the 
German trap and the French trap. Other lectures in the course 
will include Greece, the important facts up to the recent depo- 
sition of the King; the Southern Slavs, Poles, Serbians, Bohem- 
ians, Czechs, Slofenes — nations without a country; Macedonia 
and the Balkan wars ; the Great Diplomacy, including a discus- 
sion of efforts to preserve peace, and an explanation of import- 
ant State documents. The course will close with a lecture on 
the Bagdad Railroad and the German program. Mr. Coryn's 
Friday morning reviews in the Elder Gallery continue to grow 
in popularity. 


A cablegram from Sweden tells us that Christine Nilsson, 
the great prima donna of a generation ago, recently received a 
medal from admirers all over the world, in honor of her ap- 
proaching seventy-fifth birthday. Nilsson is another example 
of a singer who attains to longevity, even though the life of a 
prima donna, supposedly a bed of roses, is in reality one of 
struggle, self-denial and constant strain. It is extraordinary, 
the age to which many of the great singers have lived. 

Nilsson was, in her way, a rival of Patti. She was, you 
know, called the Swedish Nightingale, and although unknown 
to the younger generation, she attained such vogue and such 
tremendous popularity that her fame still lives in the memory 
of hundreds of thousands of people. She was a woman of com- 
manding presence, almost masculine in some regards, and of 
great dramatic power. She had more warmth than her great 
Swedish predecessor, Jenny Lind, though there are many who 
would tell you that her voice lacked the exquisite purity which 
distinguished Jenny Lind's organ. 

I can remember one of Nilsson's last appearances in this 
country, when at a concert in the old Steinway Hall, on Four- 
teenth street (and that must be about a generation ago) she sud- 
denly rose in the audience and attracted general attention by her 
splendid bearing and her masculine stride, as she passed out. 
I think Marie Roze was singing at the time. 

There is no limit to the number of ways by which every one 
can do his or her "bit" for the country in these war times. Mer- 
cedes and Mile. Stantone, the mental telepathists, who have 
headlined the biggest vaudeville theatres in the country, have 
offered their services free to the Government for one year. If 
the Army Department accepts their offer they will travel around 
to the various camps and entertain the soldiers. Incidentally, 
they have been the subjects of much good natured fun ever 
since they lost a trunk in Washington recently. Despite their 
unusual mental characteristics, they couldn't locate it. 

How sweet and gracious, even in common speech, 
Is that fine sense which men call Courtesy! 
Wholesome as air and genial as the light. 
Welcome in every clime as breath of flowers — 
It transmutes aliens into trusting friends, 
And gives its owner passport round the globe. 

— James Thomas Fields. 

One day at Petrograd, as de Pachmann was walking 

along the Newsky Perspective, he chanced to meet the Grand- 
Duke Constantine, a musical dilettante, who greeted him with. 
the salutation, "Good-day, colleague," to which de Pachman 
replied, "Since when have I been a grand-duke?" 

.- The dining-out public of San Francisco, as well as the 

visitors from out-of-town, have come to know the Techau Tav- 
ern at Powell and Eddy streets as San Francisco's highest class 
restaurant and family cafe. At present the government is ad- 
vertising "Keep Business As Usual," but the management of 
the Techau Tavern is holding such a steady course ahead that it 
can improve on "Business As Usual" with "Business Better 
Than Usual." Every afternoon and evening at the Techau Tav- 
ern finds the place comfortably crowded with San Francisco's 
smartest people, including the army and navy people. In the 
afternoons the favors known as Le Lilas de Rigaud sachet and 
Le Lilas de Rigaud perfume, and Le Lilas de Rigaud face pow- 
der are presented without competition. At night and during the 
dinner hours there is dancing for the guests, the music for which 
is supplied by the Techau Tavern's famous "Jass" orchestra. 

Way back yonder it was customary for subscriptions to 

be paid in chickens, eggs, hams, wood, wool, apples, sweet pota- 
toes, butter, or any article raised on the farm. The plan 
worked all right in the days of long ago, and it looks like it is 
going to become popular with the rural press again. It is a 
good sign when a man wants his weekly paper bad enough to 
be willing to bring in a bag of sweet potatoes, goobers, or other 
things with which to reimburse the editor. — Montgomery Jour- 



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San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 

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MeDONALD-McPHERSON.— At a tea given August 2d at her home in 
Pacific avenue. Miss Lila McDonald announced iier engagement tu 
Gordon McPherson, now in Manila, son of the late Colonel Gordon 
McPherson of the British army. 

MILLER-FLAW— The news that Miss Gertrude K. Miller, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Trimble, is to become the bride of Alfred 
Dixon Plaw, is of much interest to friends on both sides of the bay. 
The wedding will take place September 5th. 

SHARP- CATTON. — The engagement of Miss Jane Sharp, the attractive 
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sharp of Berkeley, and Thomas 
R. Catton, Jr., of San Francisco, is announced 

SWIFT-McKINNEY. — News of an engagement that is of the utmost in- 
terest in this city comes from Fort Leavenworth, Kas., where Miss 
Katherine Swift has announced her betrothal to Lieutenant Carl F. 
McKinney, aide-de-camp to General Eben Swift 

BLACK-KEW. — The marriage of Miss Emma F. Black, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. P. Black, and "William Stephen Webster Kew, will take 
place aboui November 15th, according to present plans of the yuung 

GARRETT-P1ERSON.— The date Cor the wedding of Miss Prances Garri tl 
and Donald Pierson has been set for Saturday. Septembei 3th, the 
ceremony to take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Garrett 
in Alameda. 

Lovell-I IAYNE.— The date for the wedding of Miss Phyllis Lovell and 
Roger Paul Hayne, which had been originally set for September Lst, 
has been changed to August 17th, the ceremony to take place at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lovell in Piedmont. 

MANUEL- SUTHERLAND. — Miss Mildred Manuel has decided upon Octo- 
ber as the month for her wedding to Frank Sutherland. 

MORRISON-BE HLOW. — Miss Constance Morrison and Herbert Behlow 
will be married at St. Luke's Church. August 16th. 

NICKUM-GRANSTROM. — Miss Mayde Nickum announced her engage- 
ment recently to Alfred Granstrom, formerly of this city, but now of 
Berkeley, Cal. The marriage will be an event of September 5th. 

Kl'SSELL-McNEIL.— The wedding of Miss Olga Russell and Warren Mc- 
Neil will take place Friday, Aug. 17. at the home of the bride's mother, 
Mrs. R. E. Russell, in Alameda. 


GRAY-WHEELER. — The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Gray, the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Waterman Gray of Oakland, and Knight W. 
Wheeler will take place on the evening of August 15th. 

CKIFFIX-WHALLEN. — Chaplain Terschel Raymond Griffin. First Lieu- 
tenant, California Coast Artillery, and Miss Olive Buckley Whallen of 
Los Angeles were married August 3d in San Diego. 

IGFSTRE-PENNOYER.— Of the utmost interest in this city is the mar- 
riage of Lady Winifred Igestre and Richard Pennoyer of this city, 
which look place August Lid in London. 

Ki iLKMEYER-BL'NDESON.— At the Congregational Church Monday af- 
ternoon, Miss Freda Kolkmeyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. F. EColk- 
meyer, became the bride of Kail Bundesen. 

McDONALD-RAHLMANJN — Hermann E. Rahlmunn. engineer in thi Bu- 
reau of Architecture, Board of Public Works, was married to Miss 
Gladys McDonald at San Jose on July 21st. 

MILLER-JONES.— Richard Miller OH Saturdaj afte tl Claimed as his 

bride Mrs. Brooks Jones of Sausalito, the wedding taking place at St 
Luke's Church, with the Reverend Edward Morgan officiating. 

NEWMAN- JACOBS". — Dr. Samuel N. Jacobs and .Miss Rita Newman, 
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Juda Newman, were married August 3d at 
the home of the bride's parents. I960 Jackson street. 

PARTINGTON-ALBRIGHT. — Miss Gertrude Partington became the bride 
uf H. Oliver Albright, at the- Partington home In Buena Vista Terrace, 
on August 5th. 

THOMPSON-WHITE.— -Edgar E. White and Miss Ruby Thompson of Los 
Gatos were married Auguest 4th at the home of the bride's parents. 

WHITE-BUCK.— Miss YneZ White, daughter of Mrs, Carroll D. Buck, 

formerly of this city, was quietly married in Washington, i >. C, ] 
28th, to Lieutenant Thomas P. Farrell. V. S. A. 

ASIIBURNER. — Mrs. Emilia Ashhurner was hostess Augusl 3d a.1 a lunch- 
eon at the Francisca Club, entertaining a number of the young friends 
of her niece, Miss Emilia Christy, whose engagement to Joseph Bal- 
lentyne recently was announced. 

CHRISTIE. — Miss Emelia Christie, whose engagemen I to Eoseph Ballantypi 
of Tokio was announced last week, was hostess it ■> luncheon August 
4th at the Francisca Club. 

C'klTTENDEN. — Mrs. Kirby Crittenden of Ross was hostess at a delight- 
ful luncheon party Monday. The affair was arranged in honor of Mis. 
George Foos of New Orleans, who is visiting hem for a few weeks. 

ST. CYR. — Mr. and Mrs. Jean St. Cyr wore hosts at a pretty luncheon at 
the Palace Hotel Monday. 

WILSON. — Mrs. Russel J. Wilson was hostess at a delightful afternoon of 
bridge at her home in Burlingame. 


MILLER. — The first debutante of the s.-ason made her formal how to 
society August 4th. when Mr. and Mrs. II, M. A Miller '-ntertained at 
a dinner dance at the Marin County Golf and Country Club in honor 
of their attractive daughter. Miss Flora Miller. 


CALDWELL. — Colonel and Mrs. Frank Caldwell, I". S. A., presided at a 
dinner Monday evening for a number of their army friends. 

EDWARI >S. — Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Edwards entertained at a dinner 
dance Saturday at their home in Piedmont in honor <>( Miss Evelyn 
Dodge of San 1 dogo ami Lieuli-nant Coorge Nevins, who art* to ho 

married the 20th of this month at tin- Dodge borne In San Dleg? 

GARRITT.— Miss Helen Ganitt assembled a few of her friends at the 

Palace Hotel Saturday evening for an Informal dinner dance. 

GRIMES. — Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Grimes, a bridal couple Of this summer 
just home from their honeymoon, will he the guests of honor for whom 
Mr. and Mis. Herbert Benm tt gave a dinner party Wednesday evening 
at their home. 

PERKINS*.— -Colonel and Mis. Frederick Perkins, r. s. A., were at a dinner 
at the Palace Hotel Thursday evening. 

RAMSDELL.— Mr, and Mis. Clifford Jones chaperoned thi group of young 
people who at the invitation <>i Leland Stanford Etamsdell assembled 
last Friday evening at the St. Kramis I Intel for a dinnei dance 

ST. CYR. Monday night, Mr. St. Cyr was host to thirty or SO of his men 
friends at a dinner party at the Pacific Union Club, in honor of Dr. 
Nicholas Murray Butlei of Columbia University, 


DAVIS.— Mrs. Eugene Davis entertained a score or so of her friends at a 

handsome bridge and tea at the Pompelian room of the Hotel < < 
EDDY.— Mrs. Clarence Eddy gave a mufllcale and tea at her residence, 

2021 California street, in honor of Mrs. Clay Greene of New York and 

Mrs. C. L. Dickman of this city. 
FEE.— Miss Elizabeth Pee Invited a few friends to tea August 3d to meet 

Mrs. i: ne Etagland, who is visiting here from Spokane, Wash. 
KAJNS.- Mis. Archibald Kains. inspiration for many interesting affairs 

prior to her departure for New York, where Bhe win live in future, was 

the honored guest at ■> y~--t given Friday afternoon by Mrs. Hester IIol- 

den at their attractive home on Divlsadero street. 

MYERS.— Cards have been sent out by Miss Natalie Myers for the after- 
noon of August 15th. when she will entertain for Mrs. Lewis Cranzo. a 
bride of this season. 

PALMER. — Mrs. Frederick Spencer Palmer ol Vallejo street was tiostei 
an informal tea August 5th. 


CLAREMONT HOTEL- For the benefit of the Baby Hospital a dance will 
be given at the ciairmont Hotel this evening. 

FAIRMONT HOTEL. — This evening, when ill of ih" young men now at 

the Presidio entitled to receive commissions shall have received them, 
the Fairmont Hotel will give another dance to Pi Lin all of the 

regular army officers at the several am ; . i hereabouts. 
ARMSBY. — Mrs. J. K. Armsby and her daughter, .Miss Mary Armsby, wore 

hostesses Augusl 3d al a muBlcale and tea given at theii I al 

Ross in compliment to their house guests, Mrs. Frank E .Milter and 

Miss Elizabeth Buckingham of Chicago, who are enjoying - 1 summer 
sojourn at the Armsby place 


BROWN.— Mrs. Arthur Merrill Brown is entertaining a theatre party this 

afternoon, and will have as hei ho: tilss Viola Minor, whose 

wedding to WaJdemar Westgaard will take place the latter part of this 

CALDWELL.— Colonel and Mrs. Frank Caldwell were hosts Monday night 

at a dinner at the St. Francis Hotel, followed by a theatre party. 
POPE.— Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope chaperoned a party of their young 

Friends at a theatre party to - ■ i Boon ■ i u " Mond i night, with 

Bupper aft 
POPE. — Miss Emily Pope was hostess at a theatre and supper parts "" 

Monday night. 


BROWN.- Miss Leslie Brown, who has been passing the summer in the 
East, the greater part of the time In New york, returned home Wed- 

i .\i ;s. Mrs. Edward W, Bngs, with her family, is back at her home In 
Pli imont. after an absence of a couple of months In the Santa Cruz 

GANTZ. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cant}-, and Miss Marlon Winston arrived 
recently from Santa Barbara, where Miss Winston has been the guest 
of Mr. and Mrs. Gantz for some v. 

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and California Advertiser 


HOOPER.— Dr, and Mrs. Charles \v. Hooper have returned from their 
honeymoon at Carmel-by-the-Sea, where they were married July 24th 
The bride was form* rly Miss Marie Soulssal of Washington, l '. C. 

PETERSON. Mr. and Mrs, Ferdinand Peterson of Belvedere, who hav< 
been touring the Xosemlte and Tahoe regions, are at home again, 

STEELE, — Mrs. James King Steele has returned to town and opened her 
home on Vallejo street, after passing the summer In the mountains, 

A LBXANDER.— Miss Camllle Alexander left last week for an enjoyable 

visit in Seattle, She plans to be away for several months. 
CHAMPIONS. — Miss Susella Champions, who has been visiting Miss 

Elizabeth Clay at the Harrison Clay home in Oakland since the early 

summer, left Tuesday for her home in Mississippi, 
DE LONG. — To the regret of a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. George de 

Long have left for Canada, where they will join Mrs. James B. Hag- 
D1BBLEE.— Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Dibblee left Sunday morning lor Lake 

Tahoe, going up by automobile. 
GRAHAM. — Mrs. William Miller Graham and Miss Geraldine Graham, who 

have been at the Fairmont Hotel for a fortnight or so, left for their 

home at Montecito Monday. 
HALL. — Mrs. J. C. Hall left for Seattle, where she will pass a few weeks 

with her son-in-Jaw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Selden Brown. 
KLINK. — Mr. and Mrs. George Klink left for San Diego Thursday, where 

they will enjoy a stay of two weeks or more. 
MELONE. — Mrs. Harry Melone has left for her home in Napa, concluding 

an enjoyable visit in this city. She lias been the guest of Mrs. Chas. 

H. Holbrook. 
SULLIVAN. — Noel Sullivan has left for New York, whence he will sail 

for France at the earliest possible moment as a member of the Ambu- 
lance Field Service. 
VARNUM. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vanium, who have been enjoying a stay 

at the Burlingame Country Club, have gone to Santa Barbara, where 

they will visit for a fortnight or longer. 
YOUNG. — Mrs. George S. Young left Thursday for Portland to join Colonel 

and Mrs. Young. 

COTTON. — Mrs. Aylett R. Cotton and her daughter, Mrs. Claudine Cotton 

Warren, with the latter's children, are established lor the winter at 

2575 Vallejo street. 
FLETCHER. — Mrs. Peter Fletcher of Yonkers, N. Y., is visiting here with 

her little daughter. Miss Harriett Fletcher. 
FOERSTER. — Mrs. Roland Foerster is at present entertaining Miss Con- 
stance Morrison, whose marriage to Herbert Behlow will take place 

at St. Luke's Church on August 15th. 
FRASER.— Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Fraser have taken possession of their 

attractive new home in Oakland, and a series of informal afternoon 

gatherings are being planned by Mrs. Fraser. 
HASSEN. — The Princess Hassen has taken a party of Mends on a tour 

of the Yosemlte country. 
HOPKINS. — Miss Gertrude Hopkins spent the week-end al San Mateo as 

the guest of the family of her fiance. William Parrott 
JACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Jackling and Mr. and Mis. Ale* tnd< 

H. Rutherford are spending the weak ->i Del Mont.- The Jackllngs 

will be at the Rutherford ranch fur a few days also. 
MASTEN. — Mrs. Josrph Masten and her daughters, M 

Mason and Miss ECatherlne Masten, went south last week to al ■ 
marriage Saturday in San Diego «»r Miss Leatha Amacher and John 


McNEAR.— Miss Einnlm McNear, wl < ■ 

pitais from the aftei effect! of appendlcltla, win be home In a da 
*a. As she is in )>.• married toward the 1 

Train, her frhnds are arranging honor. The 

Sates are i" be decided when Miss McNear is able to >■< about 
PORTER, Dr, William s. Porter's i\\" son war, 

Donald joining the navy, while his brother 08i army. 

ruiNGLi'7. — To I of her man] >n tin- peninsula, Mrs, Win, 

Hull Prlngle. who for many years has lived In San Mat-", will take 

up her r< aldence in < nkland foi th 
RAGI*AN. Wi and Mrs, Rene Raglan of S| >l gueata at the Plain 

Hoti i 
i:i \\. Thorn aa Fortune Ryan, Mr. and Mis. D ind Mrs. 

C .- Cuyler visited i>r. Harry Tevla on Wednesda ountry 

home at Alma. 
STANTON.— Mrs Ch urloa B, Stanton is here from Chicago B8 the 

Mrs. Alexander Ruaaell, and In a few days will go to M< 

With Mr, Stanton al Del MOJlta 

WARNBR, -Another one <>'' the many Inti prom- 

, ,i make Si ptember a record month foi 

Mas Miivia Wan - ■'" Mr. 

Warner of Pledi ■ »& to 

leave for th.- Baal the latter part of the m< 
Robert P*r1 
WINSTON Miss M irlon Winston, who has been at the Stelnharl apart- 
ments for a week or -*o. left Monday for MayfleM, i<- i»- the - 
Miss Evelyn Barron for aw 

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The News Letter never has, nor will it ever be, an alarmist. 
Since its original founder, this journal has stood always for the 
right, always for plain speaking, and for this attitude it brought 
upon itself enemies. We have neither underestimated nor over- 
estimated the importance of this nation in the conflict. We are 
in the war now, and being in the war, the News Letter thinks we 
should look not only at the larger side of affairs, but also at our 
inner lines. 

We have had painful and ugly proof enough that the foe is 
within our gates. Our hospitality right in this city has been 
abused. Germans who had our utmost confidence were found 
tc be ignoring the rights of a neutral nation and aiding and abet- 
ting their countrymen against a nation with whom we were at 
peace. We would have refused to believe that this would be 
the case, but unfortunately the proofs were placed before us, 
and we learned our lesson with bitterness. 

We, in this respect, are much like the people of Great Britain. 
There a tolerance exists which borders on insanity. "Oh, Fritz 
is a good fellow. He would not hurt us. He is as good as a 
Briton." And Fritz the while was plotting to blow up his stu- 
pid neighbor. It was Fritz, the beer lover, the good natured 
Hun, who did so much for the success of the German arms at 
the commencement of the war. It was this idiotic appearing, 
fat, good-humored Teuton who enabled the High Command to 
place victory on its escutcheon. It was the "Spy" who was the 
real strong arm of the German government and aided the 
military men to plan battles. When the Spy was discovered 
tne tide of victory stopped. It was the German boast that these 
spies were everywhere. We are convinced now that they are 
everywhere, and right in California, too. It was the aim of 
the spy system to have their agents in important, also unim- 
portant, places. Spies were in manufacturing plants, in the 
army, in the navy and in the great transportation companies. 

And now we are getting to the heart of the situation. Of 
course, we have never believed that the German could injure 
us in California, but the German never believes anything im- 
possible to German arms, and success. Mexico was to be 
dragged into the war, and certain States to be given her; it was 
highly necessary for the German High Command to know every- 
thing about California. 

"Have we data of California?" would ask some von. "Ach, 
yes, everything," and the Bureau would be able to furnish 
needed information about California which would astonish us. 

Now we do not desire to impugn, to slander, to hint, or to 
hurt anybody. But we do intend to ask a straight question and 
expect to be treated as squarely as it treats this most important 
matter — our own salvation. 

When the Railroad Commission was formed, whose business 
it is to investigate, to learn, to know everything about every 
public utility in California, was it necessary to have as its 
Chief Engineer a German who can hardly speak the English 
language ? 

We have no doubt that Mr. Sachse is an honorable gentle- 
man. There are many honorable gentlemen in this State who 
are Americans who could have filled the most important post 
in this State, Chief Engineer of the Railroad Commission. 

Suppose Mr. Sachse, instead of being the honorable gentle- 
man that he is, with brothers and cousins fighting under the 
German flag and ready to submarine an American passenger 
ship or an American transport laden with our brothers and our 
cousins, should be more German than American, and has sup- 
plied the German War Office with complete data of our rail- 
roads, our ability to handle troops, our ability to transport food- 
stuffs, the capacity of our ports, our warehouse room, in fact 
of the very essence of our life, we should be in a bad fix. But 
we have no such suspicion of Sachse, though he is a German, 
and though he can't speak English, and though he has brothers 
and cousins fighting against us and ready to do their worst, and 
the Teutonic worst is something to be dreaded. 

All we ask is this : Could not Hiram W. Johnson, when he 
made his appointment, have found some American for this all- 
important post? That is all. Senator Johnson has said that of 
all his appointments only two turned out badly. We hope sin- 
cerely that he is right. As for Mr. Sachse, if he is not a good 
American it is bad for us. If he is not a good American we can 
console ourselves with the thought that long, long ago Berlin 
knew all about our industrial life. Let us hope for the best. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 


General Pershing is a great favorite with the Parisians, who 
see in his strong face something which reminds them of their 
own great Gallieni. The other night, at the Opera Comique, 
which was giving "Louise," written round a workgirl's life, the 
midinettes, who were there in force, offered the American gen- 
eral and his party flowers. "So you are not on strike to-night," 
General Pershing remarked with an amused smile. And Mimi 
Pinson, who never yet wanted for an answer, replied: "No 
strikes while you and your soldiers are here, mon general!" 

* * * 

Those who have been waiting patiently to see just what would 
happen when an irresistible force meets an immovable object 
seem to have a fairly satisfying example in the Goethals-Den- 
man controversy, staged in the offices of the Shipping Board in 
Washington. The only thing lacking to make the answer rea- 
sonably conclusive is to have it appear definitely, and quickly, 
whether the immovable object is steel or wood. 

* * * 

As Mr. Hoo ,'er stated the case, "The cause in which we are 
fighting is so great, and inspires and demands such unity of ac- 
tion and democratic co-operation that it would be a limitation, 
rather than a help, to attach the name of any individual, or 
group of individuals, to the lessons which we are trying to 
bring to the attention of our countrymen." The laborer is 
worthy of his hire, to be sure; but sooner or later almost 
everybody comes to realize, no doubt, that the actual reward 
of the worker is not in what the world does or says in acknowl- 
edgment of his work: the actual reward is the achieving of 

something worth while. 

* * * 

Canada is fortunate in being provided with a food controller, 
W. J. Hanna of Ottawa, who can proceed with authority. This 
official has just named a special committee, national in its 
scope, to deal with the Canadian fish problem. As a first step 
this committee of three are to report on the feasibility of pro- 
viding an ample supply of fresh water fish at reasonable prices 
to the consumers of central Canada, while giving sufficient re- 
turns to the fishermen. 

* * * 

The hotel of the Rue de Varenne, which is General Persh- 
ing's headquarters in Paris, is a French "hotel," that is a private 
house. It belongs to Mr. Ogden Mills, who cabled to a friend 
instructing him to put it wholly at General Pershing's disposal. 
The No. 73 of the Rue de Varenne is also known as the hotel de 
Montebello, having been the property of Marshal Lannes of 
Montebello, Marengo and Saragossa fame. It had until lately 
been the domicile of the Princess Gortchakof. This lady let 
the greater portion of the vast house, and contented herself 
with the entresol where she held a cosmopolitan "salon." With 
General Pershing as its honored guest a new chapter is begin- 
ning in the history of the old house. 

* * * 

If Luther Burbank is not mistaken in the promise of a "super- 
wheat" which he has created by plant breeding, he has got 
something that will entirely revolutionize grain production 
in the United States by producing from 50 to 70 bushels 
of wheat to the acre, where ordinary wheat at present yields 
15 or 20 bushels. The world is going to need that kind of help, 
and a newspaper writer who has talked with Mr. Burbank at 
Santa Rosa, Cal., found him confident of making his forecast 
good in this important matter. 


We'll rally round the hoe, boys, and join the ranks of toil. 

Shouting the battle cry of "Feed 'em!" 
We'll train the crops to grow, boys, as tillers of the soil, 

Shouting the battle cry of "Feed 'em!" 
Where there is work to do, boys, we'll gather on the spot, 

Shouting the battle cry of "Feed 'em!" 
To duty we'll be true, boys, and till the vacant lot, 

Shouting the battle cry of "Feed 'em!" 
Nature, kindly mater, will aid in our need, 
Down with the 'tater and out with the weed! 
So we'll rally round the hoe, boys, and train the crops to grow, 

Shouting the battle cry of "Feed 'em!" 

— Edward Staton, Fullerton, Cal. 


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August 11, 1917 and California Advertiser 

Market Street Traffic in Jeopardy 


As the most popular pedestrian and transportation thorough- 
fare. Market street is by long odds the backbone of our city's 
traffic. It is our Broadway, plus a number of intricate traffic 
problems that Broadway avoided. The pioneer residents un- 
consciously passed these problems up to this generation of 
rapidly expanding population, and only the wisest of our citi- 
zens may solve them successfully. On the result of the solution 
of this problem largely lies the future success in handling the 
rapidly growing traffic of the city. A hasty and ill-advised 
course at this stage of development means a dire situation that 
later on may easily develop into a traffic strain that will cost the 
community many millions of dollars to correct. It is a Gordion 
knot that might daunt any Alexander were he unacquainted with 
the city's pioneer growth and the present prospects. 

In this situation of mounting congestion comes the Board of 
Supervisors, who prepare an ordinance to add two more tracks 
on upper Market street, in order to connect with their Municipal 
line at Third street, creating thereby four tracks from the Twin 
Peaks tunnel to the Union Ferry, and turning that thoroughfare 
into a gauntlet-running stretch for pedestrians and shoppers. 
Already Market street gives signs of congestion despite the best 
efforts of the capable traffic squad. What will the situation be 
should the proposed four tracks pour their new burdensome 
traffic into lower Market street ? 

Merchants on the south side of Market street affirm that four 
tracks from Third street west will vitally affect their business 
and depreciate their property, because women and shoppers will 
not risk the loss of life and limb by crossing a thoroughfare con- 
gested by four car lines, by hustling jitneys, automobiles and 
other vehicular traffic. Morgue records show the chances pe- 
destrians now take in attempting to run the gauntlet during the 
congested hours. In the present year there were 68 accidents to 
pedestrians between Third street and the Ferry. Experts have 
figured out that 16 people cross Market street, between Powell 
and Fifth street for every one that crosses Market street east of 
Third street. Such figures induce grave consideration of the 
present system : what will it be should the proposed four tracks 
be laid for pedestrians to pass. 

Our city now tops a half million residents in population. 
What will the congestion be when the proposed four tracks are 
laid and the population has increased to a million ? What about 
the difficulties in shopping days to come? From such reasons 
as these, the proposition of laying the four tracks on Market 
street should be insistently discarded. 

A just and equitable compromise has been offered the Board 
of Supervisors by the United Railroads : transportation will be 
given immediately to the residents west of Twin Peaks, and a 
universal transfer system established that will cover the city 
and affect all residents. Due consideration should be given 
these offers. Taxpayers there contributed $3,600,000 to build 
the Twin Peaks tunnel, $4,250,000, eighty-five per cent of the 
cost price. The tunnel was constructed for their convenience, 
and every effort should be made to give them the best service 
over all parts of the peninsula. 

For some mysterious reason, several members of the Board 
of Supervisors seem to feel that unless four tracks are laid now 
on upper Market street a dreadful blow will be dealt the cause 
of local municipal ownership. As other members of the Board 
think otherwise, there is a safe and guaranteed margin of cogent 
reason to demonstrate that the cause of local municipal owner- 
ship will not lose an iota of its strength and standing in this 
community. Emphatically, municipal ownership is pegged 
safely to the local map. 

If the Board of Supervisors reject the generous compromise 
offer of the United Railroads Company, the various organiza- 
tions of citizens should step in promptly and demand a referen- 
dum on the question. Other ways of meeting such a situation 
may be taken by Supervisors opposing the majority's program. 
Ten votes are needed to pass the program in the Board. But any 
six Supervisors on the Board, by proper action, can cause the 
program to be referred to the people. In case the Board of 
Supervisors rejects the dual offer of the United Railroads, pre- 
parations should be made for the people backing the compro- 
mise to unite at once on an agreed point of action. 

"Is your garden doing as well as you expected?" "Not 

quite; but it is doing as well as my neighbors expected." — Rich- 
mond Times-Dispatch. 

"I want to reach people in all walks of life." "That's a 

narrow audience, old man. Better include all makes of cars." — 
Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Mrs. Youngbride — I don't want to have any trouble with 

you, Bridget. Cook — Then, bedad, ma'am, let me hear no com- 
plaints. — Boston Transcript. 

Lawyer — How large were the hoofs ? Were they as large 

as my feet or my hands? Darky — No, sah, they was just or- 
dinary-sized hoofs, sah. — Widow. 

She — I suppose you saw some close things at the front ? 

He — Rather! There was McDougall of our battalion — I think 
he was the closest. — London Ideas. 

Youngster — Just throw me a few of those trout. Fisher- 
man — Throw them? Youngster — Yes, then I can go home and 
tell my mother I caught them. — Burr. 

"Why is it that truth will rise again when crushed to 

earth ?" "Because of its elasticity, of course. Don't you know 
how easy it is to stretch the truth?" — Boston Transcript. 

"His wife married him to reform him." "Yep. And now 

his daughters have come home from college and taken up the 
job where their mother left off." — Detroit Free Press. 

"Been hunting to-day, stranger?" "Yes." "Shot any- 
thing?" "I don't know yet — I'm waiting for the rest of the 
party to get into camp so that we can call the roll." — Country 

"Why did old Bill commit suicide,?" "Commit suicide 

nothin'. He was playing solitaire and caught hisself cheatin', 
so to be consistent like, he outs with his gun and lets go at him- 
self. Suicide nothin'." 

If a Company Commander has copied his Cash Book 

from his Pass Book, then shall his Cash Book and his Pass Book 
agree each with each. If not, then shall he have copied it 
wrongly, which is absurd. 

A young Swede appeared at the county judge's office and 

asked for a license. "What kind of a license ?" asked the judge. 
"A hunting license?" "No," was the answer. "Aye tank aye 
bane hunting long enough. Aye want marriage license." — 
Freeman's Journal. 

Rector's Daughter — How splendid of Joe Jarvis's son to 

volunteer for that very dangerous job! I'm so glad he got the 
Military Medal. Mrs. Mullins (not to be outdone)— Yes, miss. 
And my boy could have got it, too, if he'd cared to have taken 
the risk. — London Punch. 

"I see there's some talk in this State upon the question 

of abolishing capital punishment. Would you vote to abolish 
it?" "I would not," was the decided reply of the old chap. 
"Capital punishment was good enough for my ancestors, and 
it's good enough for me." — Everybody's Magazine. 

"Time is precious," said the parson. "It is, indeed," 

rejoined the business man, "and I've wasted an awful lot of it." 
"By indulging in foolish pleasures, I suppose?" Suggested the 
good man. "Not exactly," replied the other. "I wasted most 
of it by being punctual in keeping my appointments with 
others." — Indianapolis Star. 

An Irishman was suddenly struck by a golf-ball. "Are 

you hurt?" asked the player. "Why didn't you get out of the 
way?" "And why should I get out of the way?" asked Pat. 
"I didn't know there was any assassins round here." "But I 
called 'fore,' " said the player, "and when I say 'fore,' that is a 
sign for you to get out of the way." "Oh, it is is it?" said Pat. 
"Well, thin, whin I say 'foive,' it is a sign that you are going to 
get hit on the nose. "Foive." " — New York World. 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 


A new insurance company has recently been incorporated in 
San Francisco, with a capital and surplus of $250,000 each to 
write fire and automobile insurance. The company will be 
known as the Liberty Assurance Corporation, and its invest- 
ments will be restricted to Liberty Bonds. The directors have 
passed a resolution providing that all premiums after deduct- 
ing expenses of operation shall be invested in such bonds. The 
incorporators are men well known in San Francisco and capable 
of making the company a success. They are : C. J. Stovel, vet- 
eran insurance manager ; John C. Lynch, former collector of in- 
ternal revenue; J. Frank Moroney, San Francisco insurance 
broker, and Frank C. Drew, prominent attorney. 
* * * 

Ohio State Fire Marshal Buckley says people who claim that 
flour is an extinguisher of gasoline fires are entirely wrong. In- 
stead, flour becomes an extremely dangerous explosive when 
properly mixed with air. A warning has been sent broadcast to 
bear this in mind. In wood fires, sand is a very useful extin- 
guisher, but a very poor one when applied to gasoline fires. The 
sand sinks immediately when thrown on the flames. Sawdust 
has been found to be one of the best extinguishers for gasoline 
fires, in the absence of an approved fire extinguisher, as it floats 
on top of the burning liquid, thereby performing the required 
function of excluding the oxygen and smothering the flames. 

* * * 

At the annual convention of the National Association of Life 
Underwriters, to be held in New Orleans, September 26th to 
28th, Walter E. Webb, well known general agent for the Con- 
necticut Mutual Life at San Francisco, has been requested to 
deliver an address on the "Organization of Managers' Clubs." 
Our worthy friend is a man of excellent parts, not the least of 
which is the gift of being able to express himself intelligently 
and instructively on all matters relating to insurance. 

* * » 

The Rev. G. B. Dye, pastor of the First Baptist Church at 
Mount Vernon, 0., was arrested on a charge of setting fire to 
a dwelling belonging to him to collect $2,500 insurance. He is 
now at liberty under $1,000 cash bond at Portland. George 
Clark, who resides close to the Dye building, stated that he saw 
a man running from the burning building on the night of the 
fire, and later identified Mr. Dye as the man. Firemen are cer- 
tain the fire started in five different places. 

* * * 

Nelson A. Frazar resigned his position as assistant liability 
underwriter for the Royal Indemnity at San Francisco, in order 
to accept the appointment of special agent for the Southern 
California branch of Landis & Brickell, general agents for the 
London Guarantee & Accident. His headquarters will be Los 

The Occidental Life of Los Angeles recently held the meeting 
of its $100,000 Club at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Thirty of 
the company's agents qualified, including six men headed by 
Manager Silvers, of the San Francisco office, this being the 
largest number ever taken from Northern California. 
* * * 

William H. Sinclair, who was connected with the New York 
Life, and one of their excellent producers, has been appointed 
by James S. Osborne, manager of the Phoenix Mutual Life, as 
general agent for Northern and Southern California. 

* * * 

The offices of the North British & Mercantile and allied com- 
panies find their Pacific Coast headquarters so crowded since 
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* • * 

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husband are at present farming in Wilton, New Hampshire, and 
are more interested in the forecasts of the weather man than 
in the reviews which the daily mails bring in from Romeike. 

September "Overland Monthly." 

Dio L. Dawson will have an article in the "Overland 
Monthly" for September which is of especial interest just now, 
dealing as it does with "Battle Practice for the U. S. Fleet." It 
b especially interesting if read as an enlightener for the navy 
novel, "Margery Nawn," which was recently concluded in 
"Collier's." The maneuvers described in the novel, which is 
very unusual in motif and treatment, are rather unintelligible 
to a layman. Mr. Dawson's "Overland" article will help the 
uninitiated to understand. 

* * * 

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* * * 

The August Scribner's is the twenty-eighth annual Fiction 
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usual stories, together with a contents of timely interest upon 
subjects concerning the war. 

Stout — Isn't it brutal how a doctor will take his time 

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New Plan for 
Liberty Bonds. 

More than $1,250,000,000 will be 
saved to the country on the forth- 
coming $3,000,000,000, war loan, 
according to a plan lately submitted 
to Treasurer McAdoo by Simon W. Straus, president of S. W. 
Straus & Co. Secretary McAdoo has taken the scheme under 
consideration with experts of his department. The plan calls 
for the issuance of the bonds in serial form, maturing in six to 
thirty years, $120,000,000 of the loan being paid off each year, 
beginning in 1923. It was maintained that the interest to be 
paid on the loan v. ill be cut down $4,200,000 each year after the 
first payment. This, of course, increases year by year until the 
saving effected in interest payments in the last year of the loan, 
ending in 1947, will amount to $100,800,000. The grand total 
of saving would amount under the plan to $1,260,000,000. Should 
this plan be approved by Secretary McAdoo, the United States 
would be the first nation in the world to issue bonds in serial 
form. Many cities of the United States have adopted this re- 
form in their methods. Boston has issued serial bonds for many 
years. In New York City the system went into effect two years 

The development of the Arps Copper Company in 

Shasta County during the past month has been one of the most 
encouraging features among reports from that section. The 
Arps, located on the same belt as the Iron Mountain and the 
Bully Hill, is working twenty men and sinking the Globe shaft, 
while driving two tunnels known as the Sallee and the Hearst. 
In the latter tunnel the work, during the past fortnight, yielded 
thirty-three cars of ore, with a record of fourteen cars in two 
days. Most of this is of shipping grade and is going forward to 
the smelter. 

September sugar futures reached a new high quotation 

this week, 6.38 cents a pound. With duty paid, this is equivalent 
to Cuban raw at 7.40 cents a pound. Federal Sugar and Ar- 
buckle Brothers advanced their price for granulated lately to 
8.75 cents, a raise of 25 points. American Sugar Refining Com- 
pany advanced the price of all grades 15 points to a basis of 8.30 
cents. Ed. Pollitz & Company were advised of a bid for spot 
raw sugar at 6.45 cents. 

The White Caps roasting plant at Manhattan is expected 

to begin operations this week, according to advices later than 
the weekly report. The first report on treatment of the ore may 
be expected within thirty days. The bins are filled with ore, 
and all departments of the plant have been thoroughly tested, it 
is said. 

It was reported recently that the Morning Glory of Man- 
hattan had obtained a second order dissolving an injunction se- 
cured by the White Caps, intended to prevent further operations 
by Morning Glory workmen in White Caps ground. A hearing 
on the general contention involved is set for August 13th in the 
District Court at Tonopah. 

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crooked. Mr. Hubb — They are. Why, do you know, when I 
first went there I could hardly find my way around. "That must 
be embarrassing." "It is. The first week I was there I wanted 
to get rid of an old cat we had, and my wife got me to take it 
to the river a mile away." "And you lost the cat all right?" 
"Lost nothing! I never would have found my way home if I 
hadn't followed the cat!" — Yonkers Statesman. 

Waiter — Do you mind if I put your bag out of the way, 

sir? The people coming in are falling over it. Diner — You 
leave it where it is. If nobody falls over it, I shall forget it's 
there. — New Haven Register. 


"The coolest thing I've seen out there," said a private of the 
Adgyll and Sutherlands, in a recent letter home, "was after the 
advance had broken into open fighting. Sometimes it happens 
in open fighting that you hold, not a trench, but just a line of 
shell holes. This time our shell holes were next to a battalion 
of the Gordons that mostly came from Morayshire, my country, 
and as things were quiet except for a bit of shelling, I just 
dropped into a shell hole where the Gordons were. 

"There was a sergeant-major in this hole, shaving as calmly 
as if there were no such things as shells flying around. I said 
to him, 'Man, sergeant-major,' I said, 'you arenae fear't?' Says 
he, T left my fear by the side o' the Lossie.' That's the river 
that Elgin stands on. And we had a bit of a crack then. He 
told me he had been an athlete in his day, and when he told 
me his name, I knew him for a man famous on the cycle track. 
We were talking away about Elgin and Pluscarden and Moss- 
towie, and about people thereabout, when suddenly a Fritzy 
turned up at the crater lip. How he got there heaven only 
knows, but we were a bit mixed up with the Germans near and 
far. This fellow had an ugly look as if he meant mischief, but 
it didnae disturb the sergeant-major much. He just laid down 
his razor and picked up his rifle and bayonet, and sauntered out 
with soap down one side of his face. 

"Fritz had a bomb in his hand, but he dropped it without 
drawing the safety-pin, and he up with his hands. The ser- 
geant-major rounded him up into the shell hole, dropped him in 
by the scruff of his neck. He made the German hold up the mir- 
ror till he had finished his shave. 

"I had to laugh at that. The sergeant-major looked as if it 
were the most ordinary occurrence in the day's work. I had to 
get back to my lot then, and I don't know what happened to the 
sergeant-major and his prisoner. I hope he came through all 

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August 11, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


F. A. Kormann, a San Francisco chemist, has made public for 
the first time some highly interesting results of his research for 
a practical substitute for gasoline in motor engines. John Ma- 
honey, financial secretary to Archbishop Hanna, is said to have 
prevailed upon Kormann to make known the success of his in- 

Ordinary water, in which ten cents' worth of Kormann's new 
chemical compound has been dissolved, has run a six-cylinder 
Kissel car loaded with seven passengers one hundred miles up 
and down hill, as well as on the level. 

This test was made last January by W. G. Campbell, sec- 
retary of the KisselKar Company's Pacific Coast branch, who 
was designated to make it by the National Automobile Chamber 
of Commerce. Campbell was accompanied on a thirty-mile test 
run by Mahoney, who declares the motorist cannot tell whether 
or not gasoline is being used because the same result is achieved 
in either case. 

Vice-President Klingensmith of the Ford Motor Company of 
Detroit came here in February, Kormann disclosed recently, 
and made a similar test with a Ford car, which was driven 
thirty miles on two cents' worth of Kormann's new compound 
dissolved in two gallons of water. 

In March a third and similar test was made by W. L. Hugh- 
son, president of the KisselKar Company, and widely known 
among automobilists of California. Again a few cents' worth 
of Kormann's new chemical compound, plus a few gallons of 
water, proved the equivalent of gasoline. Since then several 
similar tests have been made. 

In some of these trials the motor experts refilled their tanks 
with water drawn from hydrants selected haphazard, dissolving 
in it a few ounces of Kormann's magic compound. They de- 
clare the mixture responds more quickly to the throttle than 

Kormann, who conducts his chemical research work in a 
laboratory down town, has given the following general descrip^ 
tion of the discovery that seems likely to make his name as 
widely known as Edison's: 

"It is a chemical compound composed of liquids and solids, 
which, when prepared by my process, can be used as a substi- 
tute for gasoline by putting two ounces of it into the gallon of 
water. Chemical reaction then takes place and liberates the 
hydrogen gases in the water. Depending upon these gases and 
the normal constituents of nitrogen as an air content, we get a 
highly combustible gas at the point of ignition, giving an abso- 
lute substitute for gasoline." 

• * • 

"Now that all of the States have been equipped with State 
highway departments and have adopted the policy of building 
State systems of main, through-line highways — because the 
Federal Aid Road Act is on the statute books — every condition 
is favorable for the next and crowning act, the establishment of 
a national system of highways," predicts Chairman George C. 
Diehl of the Good Roads Board of the American Automobile 
Association, which was a pioneer exponent of National Govern- 
ment co-operation with the several States. 

"Gradually the State has made itself a compelling factor in 
the handling of local road problems," continues the A. A. A. 
chairman, "and as a logical sequence, the Federal Government, 
first through educational activity, and later by the financial aid 
provided by the Federal Aid Law, has made itself a powerful 
instrumentality in the working out of the State highway prob- 
lems. The next logical step follows the same course which has 
been pursued by the State governments; namely, the broaden- 
ing of Federal participation to provide for the establishment of 
a system of national highways. 

"This policy can be put into effect without disturbance of 

existing organizations, without providing new means of finance, 
and with but little change in existing law. The process would 
logically take a course somewhat as follows : 

"First — The State highway departments and the Federal Of- 
fice of Public Roads would make an initial selection from exist- 
ing State highway systems of those highways which are of in- 
terstate importance. 

"Second — A system thus selected would be approved by 
Congress, with the requirement that Federal funds would be 
applied only to such system on and after a specified date. 

"Third — The Federal Aid should be extended to maintenance 
as well as construction, as the National system of highways 
should have for all time a close relationship to the Federal 

"Some of the States have already made plans for utilizing 
the aid granted by the Federal Aid Road Act on roads which 
could not properly be included in a national system. But this 
need not cause extreme conflict, as the Federal funds for the 
first three or four years' operation of the present Act could con- 
tinue to be applied as now planned. The appropriations for 
the first two years are already available, and considerable time 
necessarily must elapse before the National system could be 
laid out and made ready for the application of Federal funds. 

"In all probability the new scheme would come into effect as 
an extension of the present Federal Aid Road Act." 

* * * 

France Needs Volunteer Motor Car Drivers 

Although perhaps Uncle Sam is providing enough opportu- 
nity at home for the skilled driver of motor vehicles to do his 
bit, an urgent appeal has been received by the Automobile Club 
of America for twelve thousand volunteer drivers for service 
abroad. Unlike our own service, however, the French govern- 
ment offers no compensation to the volunteers but subsistence 
and lodging. Should there be among our members any who 
might care to see active service at once under such conditions, 
the opportunity is here presented, and applicants should com- 
municate with the Automobile Club of America, 247 West 54th 
street, New York City. 

* * * 

Anti-Auto Thief Association Latest Wrinkle 

"There can't be any question that times have changed very 
materially when you see the Anti-Horse-Thief Association, 
one of the strong organizations of the Middle West that almost 
ruined the ancient profession of horse-stealing, keeping up with 
the times by becoming also the Anti-Auto-Thief Association," 
remarks The Commentator in the current issue of American 

"Of course, in these days of parity between potatoes, onions, 
cabbages, gold, silver and precious stones, the wealth-gorged 
farmer is so motorized that he no longer has any horses for 
thieves to steal; but even so, it is not every association that 
has officers who know how to keep up with the times and cling 
tc their honors and their jobs, so it's hats off to the A. H. T. A. 
and A. A. T. A.!" 

* * • 

Small Canadian Province has Big Quota of Cars 

The Department of Public Works at Edmonton, Canada, has 
just issued statistics on the first 8,270 automobile licenses issued 
for the season of 1917. 

An analysis of these figures divulges the interesting informa- 
tion that there are over 125 makes of cars operating in Alberta 
— mostly Fords. The proportion of Fords to all other makes is 
about five to three. Upon the first issue of licenses there were 
registered 4,910 Fords, against 3,360 cars of all other makes. 

* * * 
Thirty-five Counties May be Seen from Mt. Diablo Summit 

What is, to the public, a new scenic attraction for California 
is coming into its own with the increase of the fame of Mount 
Diablo, the mountain with the greatest vista in the world. As 
a result of the summit's being made accessible to the motorist 
by a scenic boulevard — few other mountain tops can be reached 
by motor — there has been a revival of interest in the peak, 
from which 35 of California's 58 counties can be seen in whole 
or in part without a glass. 

The entire heart of California is to be seen from the top, ex- 
tending from Mount Shasta, 250 miles north, to Mount Whit- 
ney, and including the Sierra snow line for more than 500 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 

miles, the coast mountains, the great valleys, San Francisco 
bay and its cities, and the Pacific. 

The boulevard has two branches, joining near the summit. 
The total mileage is twenty-two. The average grade is seven 
per cent and the maximum eight, except at the summit. Thrill- 
ing as are the many turns, the road has been made safe with 

rock walls and earth embankments. 

* * * 

"Don'ts" for Novice at Gear-Shifting 

Thousands of motorists each season are having their first ex- 
perience in the operating of sliding gear transmissions. _ Chang- 
ing gears is a matter of some little difficulty in the beginning at 
least, and it is a fact that quite a proportion of operators never 
learn to shift gears quietly and to the best advantage. 

There are a few difficulties which the inexperienced driver 
should be warned against, among which are the following : 

Attempting to shift from one gear to another without first 
throwing out the clutch. An expert may be able to do this 
without noise or disastrous results, but in general it should 
never be attempted. 

Trying to engage the reverse gear without first allowing the 
car to come to a full stop. 

Attempting to change from neutral to low gear with the car 
at rest and the engine running too fast. 

Among other "don'ts" for the unskilled operator of sliding 
gears are these : 

Don't fail to know exactly where the "reverse" position of the 
gear shaft is, and don't fail scrupulously to avoid this position 
so long as the car is moving forward. 

Don't try to shift from a higher gear to a lower gear without 
letting the car speed slacken somewhat before so doing. 

Don't try to change from high gear to low without letting the 
car nearly stop. 

Don't fail to speed up the car somewhat before changing from 
a lower to a higher gear. 

The following of these few suggestions will eliminate much 
unnecessary noise and wear and tear. 

Transmissions, as built to-day, are extremely rugged, but 
nevertheless, mishandling such as the driver is here warned 
against may chip the teeth of the gear or even cause the break- 
age of shafts and other parts. 

It always should be remembered that two gears cannot be 
forced into engagement quickly and easily unless they are run- 
ning at somewhat near the same speed. This is an important 

point in gear-shifting. 

* * * 

St. Louis Installs Electric Taxi Service 

Following Detroit's example, St. Louis has acquired the nu- 
cleus of an electric taxi-cab service with the placing of six 
electric automobiles in service in that city. Low operating costs 
are said to be an attractive feature of such vehicles in the eyes 
of the promoters, while simple handling even in crowded traffic 
and the characteristic smoothness of electrics makes them both 
safe and comfortable for the occupants. Practically unlimited 
mileage is obtained by the placing of a large number of curb 
"boosting" stations throughout the city, so that batteries may 
be charged while the car is waiting, and without returning to 
the garage. 

That electric taxicab service is not confined to cities with 
expensive special facilities is shown by the reported installa- 
tion of such service in Mexico City. As far away as Shanghai, 
China, there is also a flourishing electric taxicab company 
which is said to have become an active competitor of even the 
inexpensive jinriksha. Other cities are also investigating the 
electric method of transportation, and plans are in progress for 

providing an initial fleet of 500 in New York City. 

* • • 

Goodrich Man is Again Promoted 

F. E. Titus, who has been with the sales organization of the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co., Akron, O., since 1906, has been 
moved and promoted again, this time to a position in which he 
handles the foreign sales department of the New York City 
branch. Titus has been a man of many moves, the company 
having sent him to many parts 1 of the country where his talents 
were needed. In between jumps he was usually to be found in 
the Goodrich Buffalo establishment, which got quite used to 
seeing Titus come and go. He was branch manager there at 
the time of his last departure for his new position in New York 

Ajax Tire Profits Exceed those of Sales 

During the first six months of this year the Ajax Rubber Co., 
New York City, performed a feat that is remarkable in these 
days of ascending costs and descending profits. It actually in- 
creased its profits slightly more than it increased its sales. The 
figures for the six months show an increase in sales of 59.07 
per cent over the same period of last year, while the profits 
increase 60.86 per cent. In other words, the business may be 
said to be 1.79 per cent more efficient than it was a year ago. 
This is regarded as little less than phenomenal, and as a great 
tribute to the excellence of the management and the popularity 

of the Ajax tire. 

* * * 

Premier Out in New Enclosed Body 

A new and ingenious enclosed body which permits of quickly 
converting from an open to a fully enclosed, has been brought 
out by the Premier Motor Car Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind., 
maker of the Premier cars. The top is built integral with the 
body and by the use of compactly arranged glass panels, which 
drop into cushioned pockets built in the side panels, obtains a 
limousine construction. The pockets are cushioned, prevent- 
ing rattling and avoiding the possibility of breakage. The Pre- 
mier limousine-sedan will be built in comparatively limited 
quantities, and is equipped with the cutler-Hammer magnetic 


* • • 

New Booklet on Care of Tires 

An addition to tire literature which will be found interesting 
by motorists is the booklet just issued by the Goodyear Tire & 
Rubber Company, on "Maximum Mileage," which tells how to 

get the most out of one's tires. 

* * * 

Mexico Holds Off Restricted Tariff 

Wiser counsels seem to have prevailed in Mexico, so far as 
relates to the admission of automobiles and motor trucks, and 
the temporary suspension of the heavy duties on those vehicles 
originally declared for the three months prior to July 1st has 
been continued to December 31st, according to a notice in the 
local press of Mexico City authorized by the Mexican Treas- 
ury Department. As pointed out recently, Mexico having no 
industry of its own, any high tariff on American cars would 
cause a serious hardship to the many prospective buyers and 
the trade in that country. 


August 11, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Norwalk Secures Another Tire Factory 

Announcement is made this week of the purchase of an addi- 
tional factory in Norwalk by the Norwalk Tire Company. The 
new purchase adjoins the main factory and includes a number 
of brick buildings, one four stories high. This new space adds 
approximately sixty per cent more room and most of the finish- 
ing processes are to be carried on there. 

In addition to this purchase of factory room, three large con- 
crete buildings are being erected, all of reinforced concrete and 
three stories in height. These are expected to be completed 
during the next thirty days. 

The Lichtenberger-Ferguson Company has received assur- 
ance from the factory officials that it will be favored with 
prompt shipments, so that California motorists will not be dis- 
appointed when they desire their cars equipped with these cas- 
ings," says L. H. Coppel, San Francisco branch manager. 

"From the reports of the rubber situation of the past few 
days, it seems that tire manufacturers are all co-operating in an 
effort to break crude rubber prices by purchasing the very least 
amount of rubber possible. The effect of this is already being 
felt, for prices have dropped from 10 to 25 cents per pound. If 
the price of rubber can be kept down and something can be 
done to relieve the fabric scarcity, there is a chance of tire 
prices remaining the same for several months. However, I am 
of the opinion that both rubber and fabric will go higher soon, 
and this is likely to cause another increase in the price of 

* * * 

New Engineer Appointed to Overland Company 

E. H. Belden, who is well known in automobile engineering 
circles, has been appointed chief engineer by the Willys-Over- 
land Co., Toledo, O., a position he has richly earned by his re- 
cent activities with the company. He has been associated with 
Overland engineering for over six months, during which time 
he has been quietly doing research work along important lines. 
He was formerly body engineer for the Packard Motor Car Co., 
and has had a rounded experience that well fits him to be the 
head of the Overland engineering. 

* * * 


He owned a handsome touring car, 

To ride in it was heaven; 
He ran across a piece of glass — 

Bill $14.97. 

He took his friends out for a ride, 

'Twas good to be alive; 
The carbureter sprang a leak, 

Bill— $40.95. 

He started on a little tour. 

The finest sort of fun ; 
He stopped too quick and stripped his gears, 

Bill— $90.51. 

He took his wife down town to shop, 

To save carfare was great; 
He jammed into a hitching post. 

Bill— $278. 

He spent all of the coin he had 

And then in anguish cried : 
"I'll put a mortgage on the house 

And take just one more ride." 

— Chicago Journal. 

H. H. Powers 

Phone Prospect 97 

F. W. Wenz 





1634 PINE ST. San Francisco 

A First-Class Garage 

There are many garages in town, and the motorist is often 
in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
cf Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between OTarrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 






259 Minna Street San Francisco, Cal. 

Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists wilt do well to cut this list out and keep it as a guide: 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly first- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

U. S. Garage 

750 Bush Street 
Phone Garfield 713 

Largest and m 

Pearson Garage 

345 Bush Street 
Phone Douglas 2120 

ost complete Garages 
the West 







Your Grocer Sell* 'Em 




Long Mileage Tires and Second-Hand Tires 
1143 VAN NESS AVE.— Near Geary Phone PROSPECT 1566 






Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical equipment, storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction 


639 Van Nets Are. BRAND 4 CUSHMAN 


Phone Proipect 741 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 11, 1917 


Vacation time brings the need for more than the usual num- 
ber of practical clothes — this, we all know by experience. 
Among other things, those who plan their vacation wardrobes 
with foresight will include a goodly number of separate waists 
and skirts. The waist may even be planned with a view to 
wearing them in the fall with the coat suit or with separate 

From the comfortable morning smock to the sheer and dainty 
blouse for afternoon wear, there is certainly a very large va- 
riety of interesting blouses this summer. The practical white 
blouse that launders nicely is deservedly a favorite, for when 
fresh from the tub it never fails to give the wearer that crisp, 
fresh look, whether it is worn with white or colored skirts. In 
the sheer blouses, voile, organdie and handkerchief linen are 
the materials most used, but this summer they are also wearing 
blouses of Chii a silk, which material launders perfectly and is 
just as cool as possible. To accompany these, there are skirts of 
white tub satins and sports silks which are made up in pleated 
or gathered models. These soft wash skirts are especially prac- 
tical in the gathered styles. They are shirred at the waist, and 
sometimes finished with a heading and belt. A number of these 
have pretty gathered or shirred pockets which make them ever 
so much more attractive. 

For service as well as smartness there is nothing better than 

(Ti M'TALI, 

Left —A Smart Blouse and Skirt for Summer Wear. Right — Showing the New 
Gingham and Voile Combination. 

the white gabardine skirt, which has no fear of the tub. It is 
very muchin demand this summer, and sometimes comes with 
colored stripes or dots. Skirts of silk or wool jersey in white 
and colors are, of course, very smart this season. A new model 
developed in green wool jersey is shown in the accompanying 
sketch. It is made with a plain panel in front, and the sides 
and back are slightly gathered. The novel feature of this skirt 
is the pocket section at the side. Many of the new skirts show 
this feature treated in various ways. In the design illustrated, 
the pointed ends of the lower section are buttoned to the upper 
section. One of the smart blouses of the season which would 
be a welcome addition to any woman's wardrobe is pictured with 
this skirt. It is of fine handkerchief linen with an embroidered 
spray across the front, and collar and cuffs edged with a narrow 
crocheted lace. This is a blouse that slips on over the head, 
and as it has no opening there is nothing to interfere with the 
embroidery, which spreads itself across the front. Laces and 
hand-drawn work are other decorations used for summer blouses 
with charming effect. 

Voile and Gingham. 

The success of gingham has been quite amazing, and it is in- 
teresting to follow the development of frocks of this material. 
The tie-on frocks of gingham with white pique collars and cuffs 
have been exceedingly popular, and now those of voile and 
gingham combined seem to be making as strong an appeal to 
women as the former. The striking contrast of white voile with 
brightly colored plaids is apparently very much favored. In 
some models the waist is entirely of white and the skirt, collar 
and cuffs of the plain gingham. 

In other designs a section of the waist, as well as the skirt, 
is made of gingham. The model for misses illustrated here 
shows this effective development with collar, sleeves and sides 
of the dress of white voile and the main part of the dress of 
gingham. The draped skirt shown in this design is a feature 
which should be noted, for draperies of this kind are very promi- 
nent at present. This style of drapery is quite practical in tub 
frocks and is not limited only to silks. The side draperies on 
the skirts offer a very refreshing change from the straight lines, 
though they have by no means supplanted them. Draperies are 
not only placed about the hips but often fall as low as the knees 
and even a little lower at times. There are draped tunics, also, 
which are particularly pretty in soft evening dresses. 
Organdie as a Trimming. 

A dress of ruffled organdie or batiste is one of the smart 
things to have this summer. Organdie collars with rows of tiny 
hemstitched self ruffles have been very popular to go with 
dresses and suits of wool material. Now they are being used on 
summer frocks of batiste and mull. On a dress of deep rose- 
colored mull, this ruffled organdie, in white, was used for a 
large collar which extended down to the waist and crossed in 
front. It. was also used for the cuffs and gathered pockets and 
even placed at the hem of the skirt with the ruffles in up-stand- 
ing position. These tiny ruffles are about half an inch in width 
and placed close together, almost overlapping one another. Col- 
lar and cuff sets in this style, of white or light blue, are worn 
with dark blue dresses, and sometimes fine lace takes the place 
of the organdie ruffles. 

GREEN, 2843, near Baker — 5 room lower flat, bath, open 
fireplace, garden, marine view, neighborhood unexceptional; 
reasonable. Phone Fillmore 2699. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 


Leave San Francisco (Key Route Ferry 
Depot) in the morning at 7:20 arrive 
at the Lake in the evening at 6:00- a 
most delightful and scenic ride direct 
to Lake Resorts. 

Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway electric 
trains to Sacramento and Pierce-Arrow Auto 
Stage to Lake. 

Descriptive folder furnished on request 

L. H. Rodebaugh, Traffic Manager, Oakland, Cal. 



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All the crises in Russia seem to be followed by a rushing 

"Come back." 

The local Y. M. C. A. has started a school to train women 

for men's jobs — with or without trousers. 

Secretary Baker is not talking hot air when he declares 

that the European war will be won in the air. 

Berlin is silent of criticism on our Ambassador Gerard's 

revelations. There is no need to ask the reason why. 

If the Kaiser were wiser he'd know that it is time for 

him to lay down his hand in the present game of war. 

U. S. soldiers break up another meeting of the I. W. W.'s. 

This sort of merriment is rapidly becoming a new sporting 

— — After all, the hoe and the hose are the making of the 
summer vegetable garden, even if there is a little hosiery 

The exemption military boards throughout the country 

are not making votes with the slackers and nerveless selective 
drafts men. 

U. S. officials are probing into the country's sweat shops. 

Why not carry this charitable inquiry into Congress during these 
stressful days. 

Another bomb case has been fixed for trial ; but as usual 

it is not stated fixed by whom. As usual each side will claim 
that announcement. 

The call to the colors issued by Provost Marshall Gen- 
eral Crowder, this week, starts the very interesting game of 
walloping Germany. 

Cobb gets only $150 for each baseball game he plays in. 

He never worries over the low cost of enlisting and the high cost 
of breaking his record. 

Sad news for the food pirates. Rudolph Spreckels is 

said to be making wagers up to $100,000, at odds of 10 to 1, that 
the war will end in October. 

Congressman Kahn forecasts that "the end of the war" 

is not near. In heaven's name, where did he get this stupen- 
dous chunk of "inside info?" 

Bopp is to be interned in a Utah military camp, according 

to advices from Washington. Bopp and his kind cannot escape 
.i Bopp wherever the camp. A clean sweep of the Bopps 
and Boppism would make this country healthier during the try- 
ing war period. 

— — It is said that Oxman's trial will "probably be post- 
poned." Why pass the buck in the case to Old Probabilities. 
The postponement is a cinch. 

The tale of a newspaper thriller : Wife dippy on the mov- 
ies; husband seeks divorce; Judge Graham brings peace; to be 
continued in next court calendar. 

There will likely be a rebellion among the matinee girls 

if the millions of tons of sugar that goes into candy making is 
commandeered by the Government. 

The new vice-Counselor Helfferich is said to have been 

selected by the Kaiser to pave the rocky way to Peace. He'll 
have a Helleverich time in doing it. 

What has hit the nerve of the lumber combine on this 

Coast? They are apologizing through the daily press for the 
sky-high prices they are demanding. 

The Kaiser should take Time by the forelock and abdi- 
cate while abdication is popular in Europe. Such a step would 
pass the worry up to the Crown Prince. 

Why should all the slackers, socialists and other organi- 
zations refusing to take part in this war be given an opportunity 
to have a voice in the peace councils? 

If Hoover scores as a successful food administrator of 

this country during the war, he will be the next president of the 
United States, due to the full dinner pail vote. 

The ovation given General Pershing on his arrival at 

Paris will be a kindergarten affair to the enthusiasm displayed 
when he arrives in this country from the war. 

The $80,000 worth of Soudan grass that was recently 

burned up in the Imperial Valley was owned by a German firm, 
so that we had better charge the loss to Providence. 

The two penny I. W. W. strike on several of the United 

Railroads lines south of the slot means that the city is facing 
mother summer campaign to create local labor troubles. 

The arrival this week here of the Imperial Japanese Com- 
mission is another pledge to the activities of the Allies that 
Germany's dream of world power will prove a Teutonic night- 

J. S. Irby, the new surveyor of the port here, turned a 

neat trick on the aspirations of his Democratic brethren here. 
As he is a member of the "inside ring," any chance of reprisals 
are foregone. 

For the four hundred and fortieth time the local daily 

papers have "netted" the original Opium Queen. She is very 
shop-worn, and the dailies would do well to introduce a new 
queen even at present war prices. 

The I. W. W.'s are making every effort to start a strike 

en the United Raildroad lines; their insidious way to compli- 
ment President Lilienthal for the justness and sterling manhood 
with which he has invariably treated the platform men. 


The notice given the local Board of working on their platforms as usual, and have no thought of 
The Deuce to Pay Supervisors by the Anglo & London- joining the "rioters" is indicative of which way the wind blows. 

At the Civic Center. Paris National Bank that it would Of course every effort and wile on the part of the radical I. W. 

not complete its option on the final W.'s will be exercised to harass the loyal platform men into 
$5 000 000 balance that it had taken on the Hetch-Hetchy bonds deserting their posts. "Trouble, trouble; boil and bubble," is 
proved a boomerang least expected by the city administration, the persistent effort of these reckless anarchists. B. F. Brow- 
The notice puts the administration into a rather awkward posi- beer, vice-president of the Amalgamated Association of Street 
tion financially, politically and industrially. It completely and electrical Employees of America, sets forth in a statement 
kicked all the plans of the city fathers galley west, and tossed that the strike is occasioned because "the employees have not 
a number of members of the administration into shell holes, received a living wage upon which they can decently feed and 
where they will have some trouble in extricating themselves, clothe themselves and their families." Furthermore, he de- 
From Mayor Rolph and the financial committee of the Board of clares that "conditions under which the platform men are re- 
Supervisors down, they will be obliged to peel off their coats quired to work leave the men in such mental and physical con- 
and hustle hara to sell as many as possible of the $5,000,000 dition as to render the street car service of the company a con- 
"come back" bonds. Facing another forthcoming issue of U. S. stant menace to the lives of the men, women and children who 
Liberty Loan bonds, sales of this character even at 4V 2 per cent have to use the public streets." Rot! The present big majority 
savors of a herculean task. 
Mayor Rolph plans to go East 
in an endeavor to find some 
big-hearted capitalist or capi- 
talists to take the issue. Engi- 
neer O'Shaughnessy, who nat- 
urally is eager to sell the bonds 
and press the work of bringing 
water from Hetch-Hetchy to 
this city, is doing his best to 
interest local capital. Public 
notice has been given that the 
bonds are now on sale at the 
Civic Center. The situation 
has plunged the local adminis- 
tration into a pretty pickle, and 
naturally the tempers of a 
number of officials are rasping, 
caustic and jarring. If the 
Mayor goes East for any con- 
siderable time, Supervisor Jim 
Power of the Finance Com- 
mittee will take the Mayor's 
chair for the period of absence, 
and as Power is recognized as 
a hustling candidate to win the 
Mayoralty at the next election, 
he will be in a position to put 
in some very fine work to but- 
tress himself in place — an in- 
growing move that might upset 
Rolph's political plans. There 
is anything but love, peace and 
fraternity permeating the 
members of the board these 
dissonant days, and not even 
an astrologist can figure out 
how the cat will jump over the 
political table of the Board of 
Supervisors. Nolan and Gal- 

of the platform men sticking 
to their jobs is answer to such 
an assertion. President Lil- 
ienthal of the U. R. R. has 
gone out of his way to make 
the life and the time of em- 
ployees of the system an ideal 
one. He has established clubs 
for them, a form of life insur- 
ance in case of accident, or 
death, an increase of wages in 
term of service, and practi- 
cally every means to amelio- 
rate their old time situation. 
The loyal majority of the plat- 
form men is again sufficient 
evidence to demonstrate that 
the I. W. W.'s are rabidly de- 
termined to tie up the street 
car system of this city, cost 
what it may. If they are 
squelched in their present ab- 
surd effort they will likely at- 
tempt to stir up trouble with 
the Municipal lines. In some 
^ quarters it is shrewdly sus- 
pected that certain Labor lead- 
ers winked at the proposition 
to stir up sedition among the 
employees of the U. R. R. as a 
^ flank attack on the contest to 
establish four tracks on upper 
Market street. 


■ m] staff artist of the News Letter. 

lagher are both on the finance committee, and as politicians of 
fine practice and "get there" they are some "getters." A splin- 
ter of shell from the war zone has evidently knocked things 
kilter at the Civic Center, and there is likely to be the dickens 
to pay till the annual row of the next taxpayers' assessment 
comes around, when, of course, only axes will be used in the 
contest, and the dead buried under local Red Cross service — ■ 
thus saving the city treasury at least that much expense. 


The strike of numbers of new em- 
ployees on the United Railroads 
lines south of Market street is a 
flash in the pan ignited by the I. W. 
W.'s. The Mooney attempt along these lines is not apt to be for- 
gotten. Evidently the followers of that wing of the I. W. W.'s 
have "come back" to take advantage of the shortage of labor in 
order to stir up strife for their own selfish consequences. The 
fact that the greater part of the employees of the company are 

I. W. W. Stirring 
Local Trouble. 

Alien Problems in the 

The war is ironically expos- 
ing a joke unconsciously per- 
petrated on Americans by the 
framers of the immigration 
law. The present army selective draft made by the government 
has disclosed that America is the Paradise of aliens. Accord- 
ing to recent announcements from Washington there are 1,239,- 
259 male aliens between 21 and 30 years in this country, and it 
was discovered during the same count that there are 117,760 
alien enemies, their ages being between 21 and 30. The latter 
number likely covers those who are living here solely to exploit 
this country, gather up what money they can for the purpose of 
getting a financial start in their native country. All of them 
have had the usual opportunity to become American citizens, 
and have carefully abstained from doing so. In skimming these 
non-eligibles from the ranks of the eligibles for war recruits the 
Eastern cities are confronting a higher percentage of this refuse 
than the Western cities, due largely to the large number of 
aliens there who work in the woolen mills, coal mines and the 
lower class of industrial pursuits. The draft in some of the 
manufacturing cities in the East shows 50 per cent of them. In 
the cities of the West the percentage rarely reaches 15 per cent. 

August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 

It is very evident that the provost marshal-general, or whoever 
outlined the selective draft law overlooked an important point. 
Another hurdle overlooked, or over-calculated, was the decep- 
tive figures of population which numbers of so-called "hustling" 
cities claimed. The census commission at Washington will 
likely give their totals a tumbling jolt when the official census 
of the cities of the country are next issued. In the East, anti- 
war partisans are taking advantage of the figures given out re- 
garding the alien population, as well as the cases of slackers, to 
foment trouble. War and the preparations for war are things 
wholly new to the people of these United States, and now that 
we are in the war to a finish, Uncle Sam must perforce become 
thoroughly acquainted with all the details of campaigning, and 
these days that entails the study of intricate and endless details, 
including the man handling of slackers, anti-conscriptionists 
and suspected alien residents. War is war, as Germany, in its 
abhorrent example of lust and destructive power is striving to 
illustrate to the world. Uncle Sam has his own idea of a fair 
and wholesome dressing down of the enemy in order to teach 
him where he belongs among the nations of the world. The 
Administration will do it, despite sinister aliens here, anti-war 
remonstrants, and the needful patching of a number of laws 
on first aid to efficiency. 



An astute financier, at the time of a former war, told his son 
that if he wanted to know how the war was going, to keep his 
eye on the Government bond quotations. If a country's bonds 
were advancing in price, it was winning the war; if they were 
declining, the country was on the losing side. It is interesting 
to note, in this connection, that recently the bonds of the allied 
governments have been steadily advancing in price. 

* * * 

The $640,000,000 aeroplane bill has been passed and signed, 
but there will be more occasion for rejoicing when it is found 
that, like the appropriation for merchant ships, it is not held up 
by the construction obstructionists. Obstruction has become 
a great game at Washington, and it will be played to the ad- 
vantage of the country's enemies until military courts take a 

hand in it. 

* * * 

General Pershing has a brother who says he does not know 
whether the General is a Democrat or a Republican. All he is 
positive about is that the commander of the American forces 
in France is a soldier, not a politician. This is enough, so far 

as the American people are concerned. 

* * * 

The pearling industry, so long practically monopolized by the 
Upper Mississippi, is now prospering on the Arkansas, in which 
stream mussel fishing is being carried on extensively. A factory 
capable of making 500,000 "pearl" buttons a day has just been 
put into operation in Arkansas City. Thus, it will be seen, the 
great waterways of the country are not altogether idle. It ought 
to be mentioned that pearling is in nowise affected, favorably or 

unfavorably, by the "pork" in the Rivers and Harbors Bill. 

* • * 

The controversy still going on in Mexico City between the 
pro-ally press and the pro-German press is not so interesting in 
itself as the fact that there is a newspaper in Mexico stoutly 
preaching friendship for the United States and the entente 


Evelyn Fletcher-Copp, of Brookline, Mass., widely known 
in the music world as the leading exponent of the world-famed 
Fletcher music method, is coming to California to open a nor- 
mal class in this and other cities of the State. The Fletcher 
music method was introduced into this country by the personal 
interest of George W. Chadwick, and under the auspices of the 
New England Conservatory in 1897; the system has easily 
proved its superiority to all other methods of instructing music 
scientifically and practically. Eight hundred music teachers 
are now teaching this system. Their work and Mrs. Fletcher- 
Copp's innumerable lectures may be legitimately claimed to 
have been the source directly or indirectly of nearly all of the 
so-called improved methods of attempting to study music. Mrs. 
Fletcher-Copp will arrive shortly, as she is scheduled to be at 
her home in Boston for her fall class not later than October 25th. 

— — Bluggy war environs San Francisco and threatens to rip 
the city from civic center to circumference. Rev. P. Smith has 
marshalled his several private legionaries together with some 
sweeping of hirelings that good old Jack Fallstaff overlooked. 
They are all being trained for officers' positions at a r. o. t. c. 
camp south, south west of the dog pound. While the new utility 
corps is being whipped into shape Rev. Smith is mapping out 
his campaign to quelch the redlights and all other sinister glows 
in Northern California. "Chemically Clean" is his slogan. 
Brethren, let us thank Old Nick for putting that idea into his 
head, for if he can make any place in Northern California so 
soggy immoral as some sporting places now in Los Angeles Rev. 
P. will have demonstrated that at least he has done something. 
We have always suspected that his "work" was simply a matter 
of dictating his dreams to his publicity agent and marshaling a 
broom brigade of enthusiastic women who reveled in the idea 
of joining such meglomaniac brigades during these piping war 
times. If his new brand of cement will stick, Rev. P. proposes 
to paste those two evil sections of Northern and Southern Cali- 
fornia. That is a noble and consummate idea worthy of such a 
sacrificing philanthropist, providing the Rev. P. will submit him- 
self to be the lower corner stones and let the two sections of 
Northern and Southern California be superimposed above his 
remains with the simple and touching epitaph, "Smithed." 

Formal announcement has been made at Washington that 

Hoover has been appointed food administrator with no strings 
attached. That announcement automatically cuts the strain and 
the red tape binding every husband worrying over his daily food 
bills for the family. Hereafter it's "up to Hoover." If he can 
correct the present abuse in prices and bring about a fair and 
equitable rate between seller and buyer he will be hailed as a 
new Joseph, another Moses, or a manna provider that breaks 
all records in history. If he succeeds he will likely be the next 
President. There's not a husband or a "hand out" man 
who wouldn't vote for him and dutifully paste his election dodg- 
ers on every telegraph pole of the country. The man that can 
keep the dinner pails of this country full of tasteful grub is the 
man that can polish the Presidential chair with the seat of his 
breeches for four years, plus four years, plus. And by the 
same token he gets the women's vote thrown in for good mea- 
sure and silent admiration. It isn't every man in this country 
who can keep a pot boiling with hot water to satisfy his critical 
wife, even if he can boil water as skillfully as any maiter 
d'hotel in the land, but a Hoover that can keep 40,000,000 pots 
filled with taties and a bit of pork in a pan sizzling a requiem be- 
side 'em is no plaster food administrator but a superman who 
fills a job that even the walking delegate of any union will al- 
most take his hat off to. 

The ugly God of War is chasing girls into local hotel 

elevators these days, and they are taking the places of the ele- 
vator boys, who have gone to the front. Several family hotels, 
as well as a number of hotels in the business district, made such 
changes this week. The innovation is likely to spread to the 
business section, as most of the elevator drivers are in the se- 
lective draft age. In numbers of instances the girls are dressed 
in a blue suit of a uniform skirt pattern, and are rapidly learning 
the fine points of the calling. Most of them like their new occu- 
pation : "It's so full of ups and downs, and offers so many 
changes, you know." Of course, you don't know, you know. 
But what can one say to a lovely, smart-uniformed elevator 
chauffeur who bumps the main floor with a dreadnaught colli- 
sion, and with a Hector slam of the door shouts: "All out," 
?nd takes you aloft again. However, within a month they will 
be as busy and as confident as the present women cops that 
decorate the police line of the city. 

The darkest hour is just before the dawn in the present 

condition of the world, but the trouble with the most of us is 
that we have set our clocks too far ahead. 

Fighting the tax limit in San Francisco seems to be a 

tougher proposition than getting an early decision in the Euro- 
pean war. 

What has hit Mexico ? Villa has hired a new press agent. 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 

Ross Amber Curran as Interpreter. 

Every day adds another name to the roster of those who will 
be called to the front in one capacity or another. The latest to 
receive orders to depart is Ross Amber Curran, whose services 
as an interpreter have been accepted by the Government. 

Curran has been teaching French at the Presidio, and had 
abandoned all idea of having his services as an interpreter ac- 
cepted, when the word came that the government would avail 
itself of his command of the language. He does not know just 
when he will be called upon to depart, but is holding himself 
in readiness. The Currans lived for many years in France, and 
were the principals in one of those amazing divorce and mar- 
riage affairs which become international affairs. 
© © 8 

Previously Interpreted French Marriage Laws. 

The beautiful young woman who is now Mrs. Curran was the 
erstwhile Elsa Cook, who lived with her mother over in Belve- 
dere, and married Sterling Postley of the wealthy New York 
iamily of that name while she was still in her teens. They 
went abroad to live, and joined the smart American colony in 
Paris. Curran was married to Sterling Postley's sister, and so 
the world was slightly shocked to learn that there was to be 
an "all hands round, families change partners" kind of shuffle 
and the "ladies change" found Mrs. Sterling Postley wed to 
her former brother-in-law, and the former wife of that gentle- 
man in turn married her own erstwhile brother-in-law or some- 
thing equally confusing. 

The Ross Amber Currans came out here not long af- 
ter their marriage, owing to the ill health of Mrs. Curran's son, 
and Curran became enamored of California. The war made 
Paris seem so nebulous as a home that they finally bought a 
place in Burlingame, and made that their permanent residence. 
Curran is a very handsome and distinguished looking man, and 
a musician of no mean ability. He spent most of his time in 
study before the war, but since then has been giving lessons in 
the languages for a few hours every day, and now comes the 
call to the colors as an interpreter. 

Mrs. Curran's son will some day have a share in the vast 
Postley estate, and in the meantime they all manage to live 
luxuriously on the various marriage and divorce allowances that 
have marked their career. 

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Burlingame Lads all Enlist. 

Before America actually entered the war the agitators went 
about saying that the rich wanted the sons of the working man 
to go off and die for democracy while they waxed prosperous on 
war profits. 

Howsoever much truth there may be in bulging war bank ac- 
counts no one can say that the rich young men hereabouts have 
not entered the lists over which the sword of Damocles hangs. 
A roll call of the young men of Burlingame in almost every in- 
stance brings the answer "enlisted," and there is such a dearth 
of young men these days down the peninsular way that most 
of the debutantes are seriously considering whether they will 
wait another year before making their bows to the smart set or 
whether they will come out in an informal way and punctuate 
their frivolities with some kind of war service work. 

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Hold Up of Debutante Plans. 

There will, of course, be dances of an informal character 
galore this winter, with so many of the officers in the training 
camps to draw upon. But the happy, care free type of winter 
which was the lot of the debutante of other years will not fall 
to the share of the girls of this period, not one of whom has not 
some brother, or cousin or relative in the service of his country. 
Miss Helen Tallant, the beautiful young daughter of Mrs. Fred 
Tallant, who had planned to "come out" this winter, has two 
brothers in the service. Jerome Tallant is with the engineers 
corps in France, and Drury Tallant is training in the Officers 
Reserve Corps. 

Whitman Back in Tennis Form. 

Mrs. Malcolm Whitman has deferred her .departure for the 
East on account of the extreme heat, and the menace that the 
Eastern summers are to the well being of children. Her husband 
has been getting back his old tennis form, and is now playing in 
a championship series, which may again give him the record 
in singles in this country. 

Mrs. Whitman is so interested in the outcome of the ser- 
ies that she has her husband wire her detailed accounts of the 
plays, and laughingly admits that the wires that have passed be- 
tween them the past few days are all in tennis terms. 
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Young Married Men Enlist. 

The number of young married men who have entered this 
Officers' Reserve Camp has surprised every one, particularly 
those who fancied that these young men would claim exemption 
on the ground of dependants. Edward H. Clark, whose mar- 
riage to Miss Peggy Nichols took place on Wednesday of this 
week, was one of those selected from the first camp to go on 
with training, and will enter the second camp. Corbett Moody, 
whose marriage to Miss Ruth Zeile was one of the interesting 
romances of last winter, is another aspirant for officers' straps 
who will take the training. George H. Howard, Jr., who mar- 
ried Miss Helen Hamilton last winter, is in the new camp, as are 
several others of the recent Benedicts. 
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More Deserters from Society. 

Sydney Van Wyck, Denman McNear, Drury Tallant, Charles 
St. Goar, Byington Ford, Harold Mack, Reginald Norris, Jac- 
ques de la Montanya, Bradley Sargent, Dean Witter, George 
Leib and a number of other well known young chaps, have en- 
tered the Officers' Reserve Camp with no illusions about the 
training entailed and the standard obtaining. Of those who 
failed to qualify in the last camp were several young chaps 
who never doubted that they would receive commissions, and 
the fact that they and so many others failed has stiffened up the 
purpose of these entrants, and they have foresworn all social 
diversions, even those permitted by camp regulations, so from 
now on their friends and families count them among the studi- 
ously interned. 

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Rudeness in Any Language! 

So many of the distinguished visitors to these parts are en- 
tertained at the William H. Crocker home, "New Place," that 
the city officials when put to it to arrange a schedule for visi- 
tors, naturally look longingly in that direction, and usually 
the look registers as it did in the case of the Japanese Commis- 
sion, Mr. and Mrs. Crocker replying that they would be de- 
lighted to entertain the commission. 

One of the guests at the Crocker reception was showing a 
Japanese gentleman through the flower gardens of the estate, 
this particular member of the commission showing an ardent 
interest in the bloom which Burlingame gardens proudly flaunt 
at this time of the year. 

This cicerone of the gardens had spent several years in the 
Orient, and was accustomed to the cultured Japanese, so they 
got along famously and discovered that they had met be- 
fore in Paris, where he had spent several years. Fancy then 
her chagrin when along came a woman guest and interrupted 
their conversation with a rude remark in alleged French, learned 
by the short cut American method and unimproved by several 
shopping expeditions to Paris. The suggestion was that she 

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get rid of the Japanese and join her in the house to show her a 
new knitting stitch. 

Then in faultless French, the Japanese gentleman begged his 
escort to comply with the request of the lady, and of course she 
refused, which added to the discomfiture of the lady, whose 
limitations included the assumption that French was not one of 
the accomplishments of the cultured Japanese. 

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Knitting Mania Spreads. 

The knitting mania no longer occasions comment at the thea- 
tre, where women knit between the acts and sometimes during 
them. It still excites a little interest in the cafes, where it has 
just arrived. The other day at the St. Francis a middle-aged 
lady calmly knitted between courses, while her husband read 
the newspaper. The next meal a number of knitting bags ap- 
peared, all the devotees of the needles realizing that they had 
lost much time in wasting the hiatus between courses, and now 
at all the cafes one sees the fair sex, from the debutantes to the 
dowagers, clicking off interminable yards of wool. The brilliant 
hue of much of this wool proclaims that it is not for the use 
of soldiers or sailors. 

Registrations at the Hotel Plaza. 

Latest arrivals registered at the Plaza Hotel, located in the 
center of the shopping and theatrical district of San Francisco, 
are: Grace Smith, San Jose; Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Painter, Mc- 
Cloud; Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Stetson and Mrs. A. M. Van Why, 
Los Angeles; E. Bonnheim, Los Gatos; Mrs. B. W. Schmidt, 
Theckla Wright, Los Angeles; Lee J. Tracy, Ft. McDowell, S. 
F.; Mrs. J. J. Higet, Mary Luce, Hanford; J. G. Porter, wife 
and maid, Fresno; Mrs. A. C. Grover, Stockton; Mrs. F. V. 
Dewey, Hanford; Mrs. B. Graham, Miss G. Graham, Holly- 
wood; Frank Freeman, Mrs. Frank Freeman, J. M. West, Wil- 
lows; George M. Hauck and wife, W. W. Ward, Marysville; 
Marie Perkins, Grass Valley; Belzina Hodges, Zella Hodges, 
Modesto; S. Frank Moore and wife, Miss Virginia Moore, Miss 
Alice Moore, Los Gatos; George W. Hawley and wife, Oakdale; 
A. J. Orem and wife, Mrs. H. M. Gilkison, Ludwig, Nev.; Mrs. 
L. A. Taylor, New York; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Clark, Denver; 
Miss Billee Pfeffer, San Jose; Mrs. E. Van Leer, Lo« Gatos; 
W. T. Reynolds and wife, Eleanor Reynolds, Hollywood. 

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Arrivals at Hotel Clark, Los Angeles. 

A number of residents of this city are sojourning in Los An- 
geles. Among those who are stopping at the Hotel Clark in- 
clude: H. N. Drewes, Mr. and Mrs. E. Durbie, A. Pascoe, Mrs. 
J. Thorme, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Rodgers, J. E. Perry, Saul 
Magner, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Smith, C. D. Stewart, A. D. Striker, 
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. A. C. Jones, A. L. Wagoner, W. C. McPher- 
son, A. B. Moon, J. M. Colwell, R. W. Keene, Mrs. D. W. Rose, 
Miss Victoria Katz, P. T. Collopy, A. C. Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. 
Heinz and daughter, W. C. Galbraith, A. W. Douglas, Allen 
Forn, Mr. A. P. Giannini, L. Marie and Clara Giannini, Ralph 
Spencer, John Forde, W. W. Thompson, R. A. Meggee, Mr. and 
Mrs. J. P. Haddock, C. V. Shelford, R. E. Dobbs, Annette Dit- 
man, Mr. H. Robbins and daughters, Mr. C. Stapleton and 
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Burridge, Jr., A. H. Wenty, Dr. 
V. L. La Tour, T. A. Riecker, A. F. Smith, J. J. Bornestein. F. 
Wenehoff, A. C. Jones, J. U. Northman, Mr. and Mrs. Max Har- 
ris, D. S. Kelly, J. McLanphlin, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Banta, Mr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Harrison, R. M. Vaughan, A. P. Gremer and 
J. A. Bacigahfi. Also the following from Oakland : Mrs. H. D. 
Roper, R. Henshaw, D. Dexter, F. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott 
Johnson and Mrs. H. A. Jones. Also the following from Ber- 
keley: G. L. Pearson, R. J. Stringham, Mr. and Mrs. John Krog- 
stadt, W. F. Dinwoody, Wm. J. Reed, Dorothy Houghston, Miss 
Ida May Stevens, H. B. Johnson, Miss L. D. Clarke, Mrs. Mary 
Schillings and A. S. Williamson. 

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He had done with fleets and squadrons, with the restless roam- 
ing seas, 

He had found the quiet haven he desired, 

And he lay there to his moorings with the dignity and ease 

Most becoming to Rear-Admirals (retired) ; 

He was bred on "Spit and Polish" — he was reared to "Stick and 
String" — 

All the things the ultra-moderns never name; 

But a storm blew up to seaward and it meant the Real Thing, 

And he had to slip his cable when it came. 

So he hied him up to London for to hang about Whitehall, 

And he sat upon the steps there soon and late, 

He importuned night and morning, he bombarded great and 

From messengers to Ministers of State; 
He was like a guilty conscience, he was like a ghost unlaid, 
He was like a debt of which you can't get rid. 
Till the Powers That Be, despairing, in a fit of temper said, 
"For the Lord's sake give him something" — and they did. 

They commissioned him a trawler with a high and raking bow, 

Black and workmanlike as any pirate craft, 

With a crew of steady seamen very handy in a row, 

And a brace of little barkers fore and aft; 

And he blessed the Lord his Maker when he faced the North 

Sea sprays 
And exceedingly extolled his lucky star 

That had given his youth renewal in the evening of his days 
(With the rank of Captain Dugout, R. N. R.) 

He is jolly as a sandboy, he is happier than a king, 

And his trawler is the darling of his heart 

(With her cuddy like a cupboard where a kitten couldn't swing, 

And a smell of fish that simply won't depart) ; 

He has found upon occasion sundry targets for his guns; 

He could tell you tales of mine and submarine ; 

Oh, the holes he's in and out of and the glorious risks he runs 

Turn his son — who's in a Super-Dreadnaught — green. 

He is fit as any fiddle ; he is hearty, hale and tanned ; 

He is proof against the coldest gales that blow; 

He has never felt so lively since he got his first command 

(Which is rather more than forty years ago) ; 

And of all the joyful picnics of his wild and wandering youth — 

Little dust-ups from Taku to Zanzibar — 

There was none to match the picnic, he declares in sober sooth, 

That he has as Captain Dugout, R. N. R. 

C. F. S., in Punch. 

That determined seeking after perfection is the very 

essence of achievement is proven conclusively by the success 
of the Techau Tavern, San Francisco's highest class family res- 
taurant and cafe. For the many years that the Techau Tavern 
has been in existence it has never failed to continue to grow in 
patronage, in influence, and in the estimation of its friends 
?nd patrons, so that at the present writing it is seldom that one 
can find the Tavern not crowded at every session. For this the 
Tavern thanks its friends and patrons who, in turn, wish the 
management to take much credit to itself for the splendid efforts 
that have brought such success. In addition to cuisine and ser- 
vice that is perfect the Techau Tavern has at all time the best 
restaurant show seen any place in this country. The best and 
: cwest music is played at all times by the Tavern's justly fam- 
ous "Jazz" orchestra, under the direction of George Gould, and 

mcing is had on the finest dance floor in San Francisco. Vo- 
cal and instrumental artists of the highest class are in the Tav- 
ern's big "Revue," and the women patrons of the Tavern are 
: resented every afternoon at 4, 4 :30 and 5 with costly art boxes 
rontaining Le Lilas de Rigaud Face Powder, Le Lilas de Ri- 
caud Sachet, and Le Lilas de Rigaud Perfume. 

Mrs. Johnson — How dose you feel dis mawnin', Joe? 

Mr. Johnson — I feels bad — mighty bad! I wish dat Providence 
would have mussy on me and take me. Mrs. Johnson — How 
an you expec' it to ef you won't take de doctor's medicine? — 

San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 

What Our Troops Will Face in France 

"I thought of the American Army as I sat in the mud beside 
a French poilu carefully sighting his rifle, and I thought of the 
day, so soon to come, when that army must march forward to 
relieve him of a similar portion of this line that is hell's very 

Wythe Williams was the correspondent, and he was sending a 
description of the battle-scarred field — through which runs the 
Chemin des Dames — captured by the French at the time of the 
last great offensive. It is a grim picture he draws, but he says 
he thought it would be well for Americans to know "just the 
sort of place they are coming into; just what they will face; 
just how they must live, and die, and conquer." The Germans 
have been hammering at this ridge for weeks in vain. It com- 
mands the German position absolutely — no wonder they have 
been trying desperately to win it back. 

"Yesterday at dawn I stood on the Chemin des Dames. For 
the first time in almost three years some one other than the 
struggling soldiery was able to reach that bloody ridge. Only 
a few yards from me was the spot where once stood the monu- 
ment of Hurtebise, commemorating the battles of Napoleon. 
Nothing remained of it. It was just a spot, pointed out by my 
officer in that waste of tortured earth. The whole road is the 

"I crawled forward and down deep into the earth through the 
great granite cave known as the 'Den of Dragons.' I passed out 
beyond the Chemin des Dames and crept slowly, cautiously, 
into the first line shell holes of the French army — not trenches, 
but shell holes — vaguely connected by gulleys of mud and 
water. I was the first correspondent ever to reach them. The 
first line of German shell holes was directly down the ridge be- 
neath me. The last of the stars were burning out and the light 
of a new day was just beginning to make things clear. 

Soldiers lay all about me — rifles and hand-grenades always 
ready — but no sound broke the silence. The artillery was tak- 
ing its early-morning sleep, which fact alone was responsible 
for the permission granted me to get so close to the very hand- 
grapple of war. 

The Chemin des Dames runs for miles along the top of the 
crest captured by the French. Its possession gives the French 
observatories looking down the valley of the Ailerte. Its con- 
tinued possession by the French makes the Germans tremble 
for their future. So the battle is always going on. Every day, 
almost every hour, at some point or other along the Chemin des 
Dames the enemy strives desperately to regain some portion of 
the old line he held so long. 

"On this particular evening I was billeted at army headquar- 
ters far in the rear, but was awakened by the sound of the guns. 
There was a continuous, unending roar that sounded plainly 
through the night. I feared the trip might be called off, but on 
the stroke of 2 o'clock — the hour set for the start — an orderly 
came to my cot with a pot of hot coffee and told me an auto 
was waiting. 

"Getting into my boots, I noticed the bombardment had died 
down, and I went outside into the heavy drizzle, which made 
me quite happy, because the air was so heavy that I felt posi- 
tively there would be no German gas-attack. We went some 
miles in the car with lights bright, then at a certain point every- 
thing was made dark. We plowed away over tiny, twisting, new 
roads leading in the general direction of the front. We went 
very slowly. I could see, though, dark, long lines of troops 
plodding along the roadside going in the same direction. They 
were fresh troops, as we learned later, going to relieve the men 
in the front line who had borne the brunt of the attack that 

"At four o'clock— it was still dark on account of the heavy 
weather — we left the car in a rear post called Moulin Rouge. I 
could faintly see a cluster of wooden shacks through the trees. 
I was met by a French major. It was a gay welcome, habitual 
to French officers, no matter what their business in hand. I 
commented upon the somewhat ironical name of the post — Mou- 
lin Rouge. He laughed. 'Ah,' he said, 'this is the hour when 
Americans always visit the Moulin Rouge.' 

"He then plunged into a narrow, muddy path running up a 
hill through a black forest and I after him. Several officers 
joined the party. They talked of an attack that evening, of the 

troops already gone ahead to 'make relief.' It had been a 
rather important affair, he said, but the French artillery reply 
was most effective, so the Germans could not bring up reserves. 
The attack, therefore, failed. Still there would be their bar- 
rage, he opined — 'slow barrage' — that ought not impede our way 
very much. 

"In a few minutes we began passing lines of poilus headed 
for the rear. We could not see clearly, but we understood they 
were troops just out of the front line. They paid no attention to 
us, and we seemed to sense the weariness in their walk as they 
plodded silently along. We continued on our path beyond the 
village, where we met another party marching to the rear. At 
its head was a small detachment of stretcher-bearers. But the 
stretchers were rolled. There were no wounded. The sight of 
those rolled stretchers gave us a thrill as great as had that de- 
tachment been a band playing martial music. The Germans 
had, indeed, failed if these Red Cross men were going back 
with stretchers empty. Several of them smiled in greeting as 
we passed. 

"We got our slow barrage as we came out from the trees into 
the open desolation that now exists everywhere in the immedi- 
ate neighborhood of the line of fire. We hugged the lower 
stretches of the ridge, which is the Chemin des Dames. The 
Germans were sending over shrapnel, but it fell into the valley 
at our left and only occasionally were we forced to wait when 
the black clouds of smoke hung in the sky directly before our 
path. We gradually crept up the sides of the slope until, about 
a third of the way from the top, we welcomed with a sigh of re- 
lief the yawning hole that is the entrance of the Dragons' Den. 

"This vast, winding cavern, one of the scores along the Che- 
min des Dames, was held by the Germans long after the sur- 
rounding positions were captured, the French having only the 
end where we entered and a few yards of the tunnel. It is part 
quarry, part natural grotto, big enough to conceal whole regi- 
ments. When the French entered it they merely had to count 
and bury the dead where they had fallen and count the unre- 
sisting prisoners. We wandered through it, lighted by candles. 
It still held the faint, sickly odor of gas. 

"We finally reached a listening post outside and slumped 
down into the mud. A soldier there was standing erect. We 
were all exactly the same color as the mud about and the sol- 
dier told us it was quite safe to stand up and take a look over 
the barrier at the valley below. He explained casually but in 
whispers that the Boches were straight down the slope at our 
feet. He was leaning over the parapet, aiming his rifle as he 
spoke. He was so unconcerned, so ordinary, so matter-of-fact, 
that I jumped back startled and amazed as the sound of the 
rifle fire suddenly broke the thread of conversation. 'Got an 
officer that time,' he said after a moment, and kept holding the 
same apparently casual but very careful aim over the edge. I 
stepped forward and looked about. The entire valley of the 
Ailette stretched away to the distant hills. On the left I could 
see moving Germans through a grove of trees through my 
glasses. They semed no further distanc than across an ordinary 
street. The artillery was still sleeping, and they continued to 
move unchecked. 

"Over the tiny stream I could see white flags on what seemed 
to be bridges. An officer explained they were fake Red Cross 
flags, hung there by the Germans in the vain hope to avert 
fire. Several shots rang out along the lines, and once a ball sent 
in return hissed spitefully overhead. I drew back cautiously. 
I thought of the four 'alerts' sounded in the previous twenty- 
four hours, followed by an attack. To be caught there during 
an attack at the top of that deep, narrow shaft leading into the 
safety of the Dragons' Den would be most unhealthy. There 
would be too many soldiers coming up that ladder to make room 
for me to get down. 

"I was no longer a neutral correspondent, but an Allied one. 
I looked once more across the waste of mud. As I stepped into 
the shelter a cannon roared. It was plain day on the "Way of 
the Ladies." 


Her struggle is not for glory or fame. 
To carve with the heroes, a long-living name ; 
But rather to give of the best of her store, 
To lessen the tortures and miseries more. 

— Eunah Taylor. 

August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

Big Burlesque Show Heads 

The Pantages programs 
inevitably include trained 
animals these days, for the 
Pantages family (which is 
what the big audiences 
seem like) have shown such 
enthusiasm for the "clev- 
erer than thou" people of 
the animal world that the 
management has wisely 
been featuring such stunts. 
This week shows cats and 
rats working together in 
peace and amity, plus intel- 
ligence, and the paradox in- 
terests the audience might- 
ily. A very funny boxing 
stunt between two of the 
cats sends every man in 
the house into guffaws of 

Klotz and Nash style 
themselves "high class vo- 
calists," but they are not so 
high class that the audience 
has to stand on tip-toe to 
get them; the "Three Ly- 
ars" do a musical stunt of 
some merit; Miss Leila 
Shaw presents a playlet 
called "A Truthful Liar." 
The sketch is much better 
than Miss Shaw's acting; 
Howard, Kibel and Herbert 
do a comedy stunt, and the 
program concluded with a 
musical comedy travesty 
called Miss Hamlet. Pauline 
Barri is featured in this, 
and is supported by eleven 
people. It is an ambitious 
travesty of Hamlet and in- 
cludes, besides the neces- 
sary Ghosts, and Hamlet, 

played by Miss Barri, the king, the queen, Polonius, Ophelia, 
six ladies of the court and the castle at Elsinare, Denmark. 
For burlesque discrepancies the time is the present and other- 
wise the plot thickens to just the proper amount of burlesque 
jelly to amuse the audience already put into happy frame of 
mind by the preceding numbers. 

* * * 

Kolb and Dill Continue .1 Big Run at Alca:ar. 

Kolb and Dill at the Alcazar are likewise cracking the funny- 
bones of old friends and breaking those of new ones. Some 
one ought to make a survey of the town and discover the most 
industrious "fan" of the "High Cost of Loving." I overheard 
a portly gentleman announce to the man at the box office the 
other night that he was seeing it for the ninth time, which 
should certainly entitle him to enter the contest but after all 
he may have formidable rivals and the award should only be 
given after a complete and intensive survey of the theatre 

Kolb and Dill have had a stormy career, but they have cer- 
tainly found a thoroughly seaworthy craft in the "High Cost 
of Loving," and one that will keep them in friendly ports just 
as long as they choose to anchor there. 

Lew Bnce and the Bart Twins, who will be at the Orpheum next week 

Big Patriotic Spectacle at 

The Orpheum has an- 
other big patriotic spectacle 
this week to illuminate the 
dark areas of those who 
cannot see why America is 
in the war and to thrill 
those whose minds have al- 
ready seen the light. 

It is called "America 
First," and demands a num- 
ber of cadets, soldiers and 
sailors with much musical 
ability; a ship with a gun 
that revolves across the 
stage and gives the baritone 
a chance to call from the 
deeps of his voice as he 
rides the gun ; a musical di- 
rector, clever electrical ef- 
fects and other accessories 
help to make a success of 
this patriotic spectacle. 

There are three scenes, 
the first at West Point; the 
second the foredeck of the 
U. S. S. "Pennsylvania," 
and the third an encamp- 
ment "Somewhere in the 
United States," and they all 
are cleverly staged and 
show the boys doing stunts 
with the brasses, singing 
and dancing, with much pa- 
triotic appeal punctuating 
all their endeavores. 

A stage satire on "Head- 
liners" features two song 
and dance artists, a sou- 
brette and a stage roust- 
about-manager at a cheap 
vaudeville theatre. Henry 
B. Toomer and Frank Mer- 
rill play the parts of Gawn 
and Dunn, the vaudevile 
team who add another Dunn to the team in the person of the 
soubrette, who is Dunn's wife intent upon becoming undone from 
him ! But at Gawns solicitation she gives up the idea of divorce 
and its Gawn and Dunn and Dunn at Curtain fall. 

Lottie Horner is another newcomer to the bill, and she does 
a musical act that includes a number of imitations of well known 
stage wardrobes, including the clothes worn by Anna Held, Gaby 
and others of sartorial fame. Incidentally Miss Horner can take 
high E which is the particular thing in her act that gets the 
audience in spite of her efforts to please in other directions. 

Helene Hamilton and Jack Barnes do a commonplace song 
and dance act, but it is not a bore to those with strong vaude- 
ville constitutions. 

The holdovers are really the best things on the bill, the 
equilibrists, the dances of George White and Emma Haig, and 
the act of Bert Melrose claiming more applause than any of the 

newcomers save the patriotic spectacle. 

* * « 


Columbia Theatre. — "The Boomerang" continues in high 

favor at the Columbia, where it enters on its fourth and last 

week next Sunday evening, August 19th. Local theatre-goers 

were quick to realize what a splendid performance David Be- 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 18. 1917 

lasco is providing in this instance, and the engagement has been 
marked by a series of the largest and most appreciative audi- 
ences of the entire season. 

The Klaw & Erlanger Company will make its initial appear- 
ance at the Columbia Theatre on Monday night, August 27th, 
in "Here Comes the Bride," a new three-act farce from the pens 
cf Roy Atwell and Max Marcin, co-authors of "Cheating 
Cheaters." The new production will be given here about the 
same time that the play receives its Eastern premiere, and 
therefore takes on a special interest. The cast to appear in 
"Here Comes the Bride" will include Bertha Mann, Harrison 
Ford, Grace Travers, Susanne Morgan, Phillip Gastrock, Jas. 
R. Liddy, Beatrice Nichols, Wm. G. Quinn, George L. Spauld- 
ing, Howard Scott, Wm. Henry and A. Burt Wesner, who is to 
have the direction of the stage. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — Lew Brice, a great favorite in this city, has now 
associated himself with the beautiful Barr Twins, and the re- 
sult is an excjedingly fine singing and dancing combination. 
They entitle their act "A Little O' This and a Little 0' That." 
It registered one of the biggest successes of the present vaude- 
ville season in the East. Harry Girard and his company will 
divide the headline honors, and will present an Alaskan incident 
entitled "The Wail of an Eskimo," which was written by him 
from actual experiences. For three years he was a gold-seeker 
in Alaska, and in 1900 he made the trip from Dawson to Nome, 
a distance of 1,670 miles with a dog team, being thirty days on 
the journey. He has been identified successfully with musical 
comedy, and was leading man with Lulu Glaser in her greatest 
success, "Dolly Varden." He was also starred in "The Alas- 
kan," of which he is the co-author. Mr. Girard will be sup- 
ported by a specially selected company, which includes the de- 
lightful young actress, Agnes Cain-Brown. Rita Boland will 
appear in a series of song sketches, the words and music of 
which were specially written for her by Evelyn Blanchard. Ed- 
win House will be heard in the most popular selections from his 
extensive repertoire. Miss Imogen Peay is his accompan- 
ist. Anita Peters Wright's Rhythmic Dancers, consisting of 
twelve attractive, graceful and clever girls, will be seen in a 
series of solo and ensemble dances. "The Headliners," with 
Henry B. Toomer and company; Hamilton and Barnes, and the 
patriotic spectacle, "America First," will be the other acts in 
an exceptionally fine bill. 

* * * 

Pantages. — "Wanted : A Wife," the big headliner for the com- 
ing week at the Pantages Theatre, is an admirable little one-act 
musical comedy, produced in elaborate style, with capable prin- 
cipals and a bevy of winning and beautiful singing and dancing 
damsels. The cast is headed by Frank Harrington, who is 
considered one of the coming light comedians. He has ap- 
peared in many Broadway productions in support of well known 
stars. Miss Charlotte Taylor has talent and a very good lyric 
soprano voice. "Women," the special added feature, is a de- 
lightful and intensely amusing little comedy sketch, and has 
created a veritable furore in the larger vaudeville houses of the 
East. It deals with the eccentricities and foibles of the gentler 
sex. Betty Keith, Cecil Kohlhaas and Pauline Eckhart are 
prominent in the cast. Julian Hall, one of the most unique en- 
tertainers, is an eccentric comedian, and his saxophone playing 
is a feature. The Lucy Lucier Trio introduce latest songs, and 
the Royal Gasgoines are excellent jugglers. Mile. Rozika 
Rheingold, premiere danseuse, assisted by Master Paul Kauf- 
mann, the boy violinist. The twelfth incident of the "Neglected 
Wife" serial, furnishes big thrills. 

* * * 

Sidney Coryn on Diplomacy of the War. — The second lecture 
in Sidney Coryn's new course on Vital Facts of the War will 
be given on Tuesday evening, August 21st, when his subject will 
be "The Great Diplomacy," at the Paul Elder Gallery. He will 
discuss the spark in the magazine, the Russian mobilization, 
efforts to preserve peace, the Teuton resolve for war, and im- 
portant State documents that played a significant part in pre- 
cipitating the crisis. Mr. Coryn will show stereopticon views in 
connection with this lecture on Tuesday evening, and again on 
Thursday afternoon, when the same topics will be discussed. 
On Friday morning at 10:45 and at 12:15 the regular weekly 
review of the progress of the war will be given. 

New Garrick an Extraordinary Success. — The New Garrick 
Theatre, Fillmore and Ellis, with Monte Carter ("Izzy") and 
his big musical comedy company, has started out with an ex- 
traordinary run of popularity. That a show of this class, with 
the best comedy motion pictures besides, is being given at popu- 
lar motion picture prices, is explained only in the large number 
of people the Garrick seats. 


The famous Ringling circus, with its 1,250 actors and 750 
horses, besides huge elephants and a wonderful menagerie, in- 
cluding all kinds of wild animals, will open here a three days' 
carnival of the best ring performances in the country, begin- 
ning Saturday, September 1st, and continued Sunday and Mon- 
day, at the city's circus grounds. Market and Twelfth streets. 
The program is a list of extraordinary spectacular events. 

The horseback experts are headed by the famous Wirth fam- 
ily of Australian riders, with May Wirth, the only somersault- 
ing woman rider now in that field. Among other stars in the 
riding line are the McCree Davenport troupe of society riders, 
together with Ian McPherson and his splendid troupe of Scotch 
riders and pipers, and Ink Spot, a rare comedy rider who will 
drive the children wild with joy. 

A long list of unexcelled novelties is guaranteed to rouse the 
spirits of the audience to a high pitch. Among them the Aus- 
tralian woodchoppers, who do wonderful feats; Hilary Long, 
who skates on his head; the Chan Wah troupe of Chinese wrest- 
lers; the Glima troupe of Icelandic wrestlers, and a groupe of 
women athletes that are unexcelled in extraordinary feats: all 
closing with a wonderful conclave high above the sawdust rings 
with aerial kings and queens flying through the air with all the 
poise and ease of an aeroplane. 

Naturally, the zoo exhibits the most famous line of rare ani- 
mals held in captivity, evidenced in 108 cages and 41 elephants, 
the latter some of the noblest specimens held in captivity; 36 
camels, a rare family of beautiful giraffes, a hippopotamus, "the 
blood sweating Behemoth of Holy Writ," and a rhinocerous as 
stellar features. There is a kindergarten of baby elephants, 
tigers, pumas, as well as infant zebras that will delight the 
children and interest their parents. A good circus show is justly 
recognized as an American fever that gets into the blood of even 
the graybeards. Now is the time to vent the fever and satisfy 
the accumulated intense delight of the children. If you haven't 
a kid of your own borrow one from your neighbor, and take him 
or her to that heavenly delight of childhood — a good circus 

Doctor — Did that cure for deafness really help your 

brother? Pat — Sure enough; he hadn't heard a sound for years, 
and the day after he took that medicine he heard from a friend 
in America. — American Boy. 

Pantages' Theatre 

Market Street Opposite Maion 


With Frank Harrington: Charlotte Taylor And Many Pretty Girls 



Columbia Theatre 

The Leading Playhouse 

• ;e;ir,v and MliHjti Stfl. 

Phone KiHiikijn [go 

Matinees Wednesday and Saturday 
David LVlasco presents 


with the Original Belasco Theatre. New York. Catt headed by Arthur Byron 

Martha Hedman, Wallace Eddinger and Ruth Bhepley. 

Last time Sunday night August 26 

Monday Aug. ^7— Klaw and Erlanger Co. in " HERE COMES THK BRIDE 11 


O'Farrell Street Bet. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 



LEW BRICE and the BEAUTIFUL BARB TWINS In "A Little O' This anil A 
RITA BOLAND in Song Sketches; EDWIN HOUSE The Favortl 

Canlante; ANITA PETERS WRIGHT'S Rhythmic 1 lars: "THE HEAD 

"AMERICA FIRST" A Patriotic Spectacle. 

Evening Prices — 10c. 2Bc 50c. 75c. Matinee Prices (except Sun- 
days and Holidays). 10c. 25c. 50c PHONE DOUGLAS 70. 

August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


We desire to have the public informed from day to day of the exact 
attitude of the Company. We recognize the duty of an employer to fur- 
nish to its employees the best conditions that its earnings will permit. 
We are not in the position of the municipality operating a public utility, 
which pays no taxes and which is in a position to make up a deficit by 
simply adding the amount of such deficit to its budget. We have got to 
cut our coat according to our cloth, and if employees discontented with 
conditions or intimidated by the fear of violence quit the service of the 
company, it is part of our duty to the public to fill their places with others, 
and this we are proceeding to do. Wherever quitting employees who left 
only through fear of violence have offered to return, we cheerfully take 
them back. 

A vice president of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway 
Employees of America has addressed a communication to us demanding 
$3.50 for an 8-hour day. and time and a half for overtime. It is only the 
interference of this outside organization that has brought about the pres- 
ent condition. 

But the matter may be treated on its merits. The Company, through 
the competition of the jitneys and municipal lines, has been forced to seek 
an extension of its obligations, and these are to be largely scaled down. 
Notwithstanding this, as recently as July 1st last, realizing the increased 
cost of living, we made a voluntary increase of wages, the third voluntary 
increase during the present administration. We will continue, as we have 
in the past, to do everything possible for our men, our relations with 
whom, until the interference of this outside organization, had been of the 
friendliest nature. Those of the men who quit did so without having 
made any complaint or demand. 

We cannot give what we have not got. But we realize our duty to 
serve the public, and we are proceeding as rapidly as possible to fill the 
vacancies with new men in the expectation that they will become a per- 
manent part of the organization. 




San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 


CFTTEN-MePIKE. — Through the medium of interesting little notes sem 
through the mail, the friends of Miss Marie Abbott Cutten learned of 
her engagement to Henry Grayson McPike. 

Ma« -INTYRE-QUJNN.— The engagement of Miss Lorena Maclntyre and 
Clarence Quinn has been announced. 

MITCHEL-MITCHELL. — The engagement is announced of Miss Clarissa 
Sydney Mitchell and Captain Clarence Andrew Mitchell. Coast Artil- 
lery Corps. United States Army. 

ORENA-BOBB. — For the second time within a few weeks an engagement 
is being announced in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Dario Orena of Los 
Angeles. Now felicitations are being showered on Miss Herminia Julia 
Orena, the third daughter of the household, and Eugene Bob!) of Los 

SHARON-NORRIS. — Announcement is made of the engagement of Mis* 
Esther Sharon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sharon of Piedmont, 
and Lucius Grinnell Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius H. Norris, ot 

MACLEOD-DUKETTE. — The wedding of Miss Kathleen Macleod, daugh- 
ter of Mrs. George Wallace of Piedmont, and Lieutenant Eugene 1 'u- 
kette of New York, will take place Tuesday, August 21st, 


ADAMS-DARGIE. — The wedding of Miss Pauline Adams and Thomas Mal- 
vern Dargie took place at high noon Tuesday in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Oakland. 

ANNA BLE- TURNER.— Miss Gertrude S. Amiable of Nelson. B. C, and 
R. Stocker Turner were married Monday at the First Methodist 

CLl'TE-UAVIS.— The wedding of Miss Estelle Clute of Ross and Willisto^ 
N. Davis will take place this evening at the Palace Hotel. 

ELDER-LACEY. — The wedding of Miss Ruth Elder and Dr. William Nubia 
Lacey xook place last Saturday evening in Berkeley. 

HEDRICK-STANIFORD.— Miss Nell Hedritk. daughter of Mrs. Charles 
Torrance of Fresno, was married to Warren Paul Staniford recently. 

HERBERT-WARE. — The wedding of Miss Gladys Herbert and Wallace L. 
Ware of Santa Rosa took place August 8th. 

LELLY-GLYNN. — On August 6th Miss Agnes Lelly became the bride of 
Lieutenant John J. Glynn, First Canadian Regiment, at the home of 
the bride's sister, Mrs. K. Slaker of Berkeley. 

McALLISTER-FORD. — An interesting wedding took place August 6th at 
Manchester, Massachusetts, when Miss Louise McAllister, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Hall McAllister, formerly of this city, became the 
bride of Nevill Ford. 

MORR1SON-BEHLOW. — Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Berry Morrison announce 
the marriage of their daughter, Constance Margaret Morrison, to Her- 
bert Frederick Behlow on Wednesday, August 15th. 

MURPHY-McDONNELL. — Miss Angela Murphy became the bride of Chas. 
J. McDonnell at a nuptial mass at Holy Cross Church, August 9th. 

OBER-ADAMS. — Professor E. D. Adams and Miss Florence Sophia Ober 
were married Monday evening at the Memorial Church on the Stai 

REDD1NG-MAMILTOX.— Miss Katherine Redding became the bride of 
Mead Hamilton yesterday. 

ROSS-GUTHRIE. — News has been received by friends of the bay region 
of the marriage, July ISth, in Heswall, Cheshire, England, of Miss Na- 
talie Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Carnegie Ross and Charles 
Clement Guthrie, son of Alexander Guthrie of the Roscote, Heswall. 
! 1TTI.E-MELLON. — Sunday afternoon the marriage of George E. .Mellon 
of this city and Miss Louise Tuttle. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. 
Tuttle. took place. 

COLEMAN. — Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Coleman, pioneer residents of Sonoma, 
on August 9th celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at a re- 
ception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A, Cameron. 


BRICE. — The luncheon at which Miss Elizabeth Brice entertained Wed- 
nesday assembled a number of her close friends. 

CALDWELL. — Mrs. Frank Caldwell, wife of Major Caldwell, was h osteal 
at a luncheon Tuesday at the Women's Athletic Club. 

DETRICK. — Mrs. Bowie Detrick entertained at a luncheon Thursday af- 
ternoon at her home on Jackson street. 

KEENEY. — Mrs. Charles Keeney, who has transferred her social activities 
from here to Santa Barbara, gave a handsome luncheon party for Mrs. 
Roy Bishop at her southern home recently. 

KNOX. — Complimentary to Miss Cornelia Kemper, who is the house guesl 
of Miss Janet Knox in Berkeley, Miss Knox presided at luncheon Wed- 

MARYE. — Mr. and Mrs. George T. Marye assembled a group of friends at 
luncheon at their home in Burlingame Sunday afternoon. 

MILLER. — Complimentary to Miss Miriam Beaver, the fiancee of Horace 
Van Sicklen, was the elaborate luncheon given Tuesday by Miss Flor- 
ence Miller. The scene of the gathering was the Francisca Club. 

MINER. — Complimentary to Mrs. William Miller Graham of Santa Bar- 
bara, who is visiting in town at present. Mrs. Randolph Huntington 

Miner entertained a group of friends at luncheon Monday aften i at 

the Francisca Club. 

PILLSBURY.— Miss Ethel Lil'.ey of San Francisco, who is the house guest 
of Miss Alivia Pillsbury. was the complimented guest at a luncheon 
given by Miss Pillsbury at the Santa Barbara Country Club. 

TAYLOR. — Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor entertained Informally at lunch- 
eon on Monday afternoon at the Francisca, Club, when a few friends 
were asked to meet Mrs. Charles B. Alexander. 

WRIGHT.— Mrs. Irving Wright ot San Francisco, who is a g\x< s1 at Mira- 
mar. complimented Mrs. W. A. Breckenridge and the Princess Trou- 
betskoy of Sweden, who arc guests at the Potter Hotel, with a prettily 
appointed luncheon at El Mirasol. 


HAVENS, — Last Sunday afternoon Mrs. Frank C. Havens received her 
friends at an informal "at home" at Wildwood. her home in the Pied- 
mont hills. 

JEWETT. — Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Harold Jewett gave a bridge tea for 
Miss Violet Minor. 

KROLL. — August 10th Miss Ruth Kroll presided at a tea in honor of Miss 
Mary Stillman. the Berkeley girl whose engagement to Emerson But- 
terw'u-th was an announcement of a month or so ago. 

GRANT. — The tea dance given Saturday by Miss Josephine Grant at the 
J. It. Grant home at Burlingame was a sort of farewell to her friends 
before her departure for New York. 

MACDONALD. — Thursday afternoon Mrs. A. S. Macdonald presided at an 
Informal tea given at her home in Oakland. 

MacLEOD. — Mrs. Robert F. MacLeod was hostess at a tea given at her 
home in Mill Valley. August loth. 

POSTON. — Mrs. Parker Poston entertained Tuesday afternoon at a tea 
given at the Poston home in Berkeley. The hostess planned the affair 
in hnnor of Mrs. Charles Claude Brown, who was formerly Miss Eliza- 
bi th Smilie. 

WYMORE, -Dr. and Mrs. William Watson Wymore gave a tea on Sunday 
afternoon in honor of Miss Constance Margaret Morrison and Herbert 
Frederick Behlow. who were married at St. Luke's Church. 

BARROWS. — Professor and Mrs. David Barrows were hosts at a dinner 

party last Saturday evening at the Fairmont Hotel. 
BRA VTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lucy Brayton entertain* 

the Fairmont last Saturday night prior to the military ball. 
GERSTLE. — Captain and Mrs. Mark Gerstle were hosts at a dinner last 

Saturday evening at their home. 
HOWARD. — An Interesting affair of Wednesday evening was the dinner 

at which Mr. and Mrs. George H, Howard were hosts, In San Mateo, 

where they are occupying the Arthur Redington home for the remain- 
der of the summer. 
HOYT. — -Mrs. Sherman Hoyt and her daughters had a large dinner party 

Saturday evening at the Fairmont Hotel to entertain a parly of girls 

of their own age and their friends in uniform. 
i. M ;< SETT. — Major-General and Mrs. Hunter Liggett were the guests «»f 

honor at the dinner given Monday evening at the St. Francis Hotel by 

Mr. and .Mrs. Leopold Mlchels. 
MA RYE. — A coterie of friends enjoyed the hospitality ol Mr. and Mrs. 

George T. Marye at dinner last Saturday evening at their home in 

MILLER. — Mr. and Mrs. li. M. A. Ml Her entertained a small party of the 

friends of their daughter. Miss Flora Miller, at a dinner party at the 

MICHELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Mlchels entertained at dtnnei Monday 

evening at the St Francis Hotel. 
RBQUA. — Miss AJtce Requa chose El Mirasol for a most attractive dinner 

for some of her young friends recently. 
SCHWERIN, — The home of Mrs. Rennie Pierre Schwerln was thi 

of an enjoyable dinner Thursday evening, when a group of friends from 

the peninsula enjoyed her hospitality. 
ST. CYR. — One of the most elaborate affairs on the schedule of the week 

w;us the dinner given Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. .lean S"t. 

Cyr. Their guests assembled at the St. Francis Hotel, where it,. 


OLIVER. — Miss Clara Langley Oliver, who is the guest Of her sister, Mrs. 

Felton Elklns, was hostess to the members ol the ■ gei se1 at a 

supper parly. 
SKI, FRIDGE.— On Mondaj evening Mrs. Grant Selfridge had the Juniors i£ 

guests at an a! fresco supper at Sandyland. 

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and California Advertiser 



BKECKENFEI..D.— Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Breckenfeld have returned from 
their honeymoon, which was passed motoring In the region of Lake Ta- 
hoe and iii«' STosemite Valley. 

CLOM AN. —Colonel and Mrs. Cloman have 3ust returned from an outing 
at Webber Lake, 

CRELLIN.— Mrs. Arthur Crellin has reopened her Oakland home, having 
returned from her ranch In Napa County, where she has been so- 

GREEN.— Lieutenant and Mrs. F, p. Green have just returned from a two 
weeks' trip to Kenwood, Sonoma County, 

LENT.— Having passed the greater pari of the summer In San Jos--. Mrs. 
Eugene Lent lias returned to town. She Is eatsbllshed at the Fair- 
mont for the present. 

TAYLOR. — Mr. and Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor have returned from an 
enjoyable fortnight's stay at Castle Crags. 

CLOMAN. — Colonel ami Mrs. Sidney Cloman and their niece, Miss Natalie 
Campbell, have left for Seattle to be gone about two weeks. 

HOPKINS. — Mrs. Samuel Hopkins has left for Del Monte to be away for 
a fortnight. She will join the Arthur Vincents there. 

JACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Jaekling have gone to Alaska to be away 
about three weeks, on a cruise of the inland passage. Mrs. Herbert 
Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels accompanied them north. 

LAW. — Mrs. Harold Law has gone to Santa Barbara to be a guest of 
Mrs. Roy Bishop, who is spending the month there. 

ROBERT. — Mrs. Dent H. Robert has left San Francisco for Coronado, 
Where she will reside. While in San Francisco she has been the guest 
of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst and of Mrs. Robert S. Moore. 

BERTHEAU. — Mrs. Max Bertheau, Misses Elise and Jeannette Bertheau 
and Miss Evelyn Waller are planning to leave for Lake Tahoe, where 
they will enjoy a stay of about a fortnight. 

BOCQUERAZ. — Mrs. Roger Bocqueraz, who has been seriously ill at one 
of the local hospitals, has returned to her home at Ross. 

BROWN. — Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln Brown and their son. Albert 
Brown, who have been at Lake Tahoe and Plumas County, have re- 
turned ot town and left again for Del Monte, to be away a fortnight 
or so. 

CHENERY. — Mrs. Leonard Chenery and her daughter, Miss Marian Chen- 
ery, are enjoying a visit in Portland, where they will be during the 
remainder of the month. 

GRISSELL, — Captain and Mis. Elbert L, Grissell, who were married a few 
weeks ago, have taken an apartment in Jones street for the interim 
that Captain Grissell is on active duty In San Francisco, 

BTJLLAM, — Mrs. William F. Fullam is enjoying a delightful stay at CorO- 
nado, where she went to join Admiral Fullam a few weeks ago. 

HACK E, — Mr. and Mrs, Chester Hacke, whose wedding took place last 
Saturday nighl In Berkeley, have started on a motor tour of the south 
and are planning to travel until the Brat week in September. The fu- 
ture home of the i pie is to be on a ranch near w Uand. 

HACKER.— Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hacker are at the Palace Hotel. They 
have been summering at the Tacoma Country Club. 

HARRINGTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Tennant Harrington and Miss Marie Louise 
Harrington have come to town for the remainder of the summer, and 
have taken Mrs. William B. Tubbs' house on Jackson street, while the 
Tubbs family is at Belvedere. 

JOYCE.— Mrs. Frederick L. Joyce has leased her home In Bakei streel and 
la leaving shortly on a trip to the Yellowstone and Glacier National 


KEITH.— Mrs, David it. Keith, Jr., arrived recentl] from Sail Lake and 
has taken an attractive bungalow In Menlo Park. 

LANGSTROTH.— Frank Langstroth is enjoying a few weeks' sojourn In 
Soui hern California. 

LORD. — On August 19th Mrs. Marion Lord will go t" Santa Barbara to be 
the guest of Mrs. William Miller Graham. 

MARTIN, -Mr, i Mrs. Walter Martin will deserl Burl In game this win- 
ter for the first time In many years. They will pass the mo 
fashionable season In San Francisco as the guests of Mrs. El 
Martin al her home on Broadway. 

MILLER.- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller have rented their apartment in 

Broadway for a period of six weeks, and have gone to Ross to 
the late summer. 

POLHEMUS. Mi. and Mrs, John Polhemufl i d home Octo 

from the Orient) where they have been enjoying a alx months' visit. 
PL i MMER Bffra Harold P. Plummer and her little daughter are visiting 
here from their Loa Angeles home, and are gnesta of Mrs. Plummer*a 
mother, Mrs, William B. Wllshlre on Walnut street. 
SHARON, Mrs Frederick W. Sharon entertained a house party of her 

toma In Menlo park over the week-end. 
SPENCER Mrs n McDonald Spencer and Miss Virginia Spencer will 
tha latter | ptember for New York, where thej 

by ii Mel ronald Spencer, and when 
will make their home in the future. 

k Mrs William Bproule, accompanied i-> laughter. Miss 

Maria taldwin, and her son, John Baldwin, has arrii 

Santa Barbara, concluding an enjoyable 

be in tha southern city during the remainder ■ rimer. 

TAYLOR, M William 11 Taylor, .it 

Park home In a few days for a sojourn at the W< bber Lake country 

WARD 'hy and .ban Ward w- 

Mrs -end. 


As in the hollow of your hands 

I laid my soul; 
It lay as in a chalice, 

As in a bowl 
It rested in your two hands. 

From between your severed hands 

There dropped my soul; 
As from the broken chalice 

That kept it whole 
It fell and broke from your two hands. 

In the hollow of your hands 

Another soul 
Lies now as in a chalice; 

As in a bowl 
It rests, God help it, in your hands. 

Sir Hubert von Herkomer, the well known artist, who 

died recently, used to tell an amusing storv of a London art- 
dealer. This man had two beautiful reproductions of the paint- 
ing, "The Approaching Storm." One of these pictures he 
placed in the show-window, but it did not sell. At length, in 
order to draw attention to the picture, he used the words, "The 
Approaching Storm," especially suitable for a weddinsr present." 
— London Tit-Bits. 

"I presume Mr. Grabcoin, the eminent capitalist, poses 

as a self-made man?" "Well, no. Mr. Grabcoin frankly admits 
that some of his biggest deals could not have been put through 
without the aid of his lawyers." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 



The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
up. American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
information pertaining to San Francisco's 
charms will gladly be furnished upon request. 



Management of C. A. Qonder 


in Mis- 
sion Room or on open Porrh— Tahlf 
nlngfi to A, 91 25 

— I>anriDK till 2 a. m.— Luncli 

-On Patriots' Day a small boy said : "Father, do you call it 

Concord because the Americans conquered the British there?' 
— Christian Register. 


The ocean voice is always calling. Why not 
dine on the brink of the glorious Pacific. 




San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 


"If all musicians lived and ate like real Metropolitan baller- 
inas, the labors of the various boards of food control would be 
so lessened that the excellent gentlemen sitting at or on these 
Boards could take an uninterrupted vacation 'for the duration 
of the war.' " At least, that is the opinion of one famous little 
lady, who has seen honorable service at the Metropolitan, Man- 
hattan and Lexington opera houses, and her remarks are well 
illustrated by the author-dancer. 

"If dancers are serious in their work, striving to preserve al- 
ways the artistic side and so progress to the real heights of this 
mode of expression, then they must live well below the 'war 
standard' now being imposed by the warring governments upon 
their people. So we are quite accustomed to 'war rations' in 
the most luxurious times of peace. 

In the foregoirg remarks, confided to the interviewer, Alber- 
tina Rasch, the prima ballerina of the Metropolitan, Manhattan 
and Lexington jpera houses, lies the proof that another cher- 
ished fable has been exploded. Miss Rasch was amused at the 
interviewer's regret that one of his pet dreams had suffered a 
sad awakening. Deep in his heart, the interviewer had always 
believed that after each opera performance young millionaires 
in high powered cars dashed 'round to the stage door and car- 
ried the dancers off to suppers* in which caviare, truffles, lob- 
sters (the edible kind, please!) rare birds, roasts, pastries and 
cheese vied with the costliest wines, liqueurs and the foamiest 
champagnes, the last named being invariably served in the 
dancer's slipper, while the lady herself hopped around the 
tables on her one slippered foot. So cometh a beautiful, time- 
honored tradition to its ghastly end ! 

The modern dancer who expects to succeed in dancing as a 
serious art gets but one meal a day, and not much of a meal 
at that, according to Miss Albertina Rasch. Late suppers and 
suppers of any kind are strictly forbidden if the girls are to re- 
main in trim for their hard work. A simplicity that is truly 
monastic dignifies their daily routine. 

"My girls work sometimes before breakfast, which is a very 
simple meal at ten or eleven o'clock, hardly more than the cof- 
fee and milk with rolls of European usage. Their principal 
meal is taken very early in the evening, and it is far from be- 
ing a banquet. After the evening's work they are generally 
glad to have some milk or other non-stimulant, and go to bed, 
for dancing is very strenuous in spite of the lightsome ease with 
which the numbers are presented to the public. 

"But those old pictures of flushed millionaire youths drinking 
wine out of slippers — may the millionaire who invented the 
sanitary drinking cup turn in his grave!" said Miss Rasch in 
pious playfulness. "Well, they are very French, and I am afraid 
they are very old. I fear, too, that some of the youths who 
would attempt this form of lunacy with a modern dancer would 
be very old, possibly in their second childhood. I have some 
lovely girls in my company, and to my knowledge not one of 
them has ever offered her slipper in competition with the paper 
cup manufacturers' wares." 

The interviewer stood steadfastly by the fact that he had 
seen "this sort of thing being done" in the movies, to which 
the graceful Albertina Rasch replied, quite naively: "Oh, yes. 
They do all sorts of awful things ... in the movies." 

Albertina Rasch believes the rigid dieting of the ballet school 
and the much more limited fare of the honest-to-goodness work- 
ing dancer is a good thing, physically, mentally, morally and 
spiritually. She prescribes dancing as the dry land equivalent 
of swimming as the ideal exercise for the preservation of a 
perfect bodily poise, quite apart from its side of artistic expres- 
sion and its delightful entertainment features. 

"Many American girls would benefit in many ways by a 
course in the dancing which I have chosen as my life work — 
the famous 'ballet classique,' which has remained unaltered 
throughout all the volcanic changes in other art expressions. I 
have trained many Americans, and I would like to say, quite in 
their behalf, that I have been delighted with the results achieved 
by my young Americans. I have torn them away from their 
pet sodas, ices, pastries, unlimited candies and syrups, and I 
have shown them 'our way' of living, and invariably they have 
been content to follow the simpler path of health and beauty. 

"Will you please make it clear that my understanding of 
classic dancing is not the grotesque, nude and idiotic series of 

leapings and gallopings performed by well meaning young 
ladies in the name of pure art dancing. To me their work is 
neither pure, nor art, nor even dancing. As with swimming, 
I think a certain amount of covering is an excellent thing, and I 
have no hesitation in saying that it is quite artistic. Pavlowa 
and Genee were not dependent upon nudity for their success, 
and the continued success that we have achieved in the big 
Eastern cities of this country." 


If the term music, as used by George Ladd, be interpreted to 
signify music that lives, a clearer view of his premises and con- 
clusions will be gained. Mr. Ladd first goes to the labor of 
proving that "there has never been a single woman who can be 
considered as a candidate for a place in the first rank of the 
great musical composers; there has been scarcely a single hand- 
ful of women who can make a brave show of a claim to a place 
in the second rank." Differences in education and opportunity 
Mr. Ladd confidently rejects as an explanation of man's over- 
whelming superiority over woman when it comes to creating 
enduring music. How, then, does he set about solving the 
vexing question? 

"In its power to express the emotions music is the supreme 
art. This is, first of all, because it is a succession of sounds, 
and sounds control the pulse, stir or stop the heart, arrest and 
fix attention, and emit feeling, in a more prompt and compell- 
ing way than do sights and smells. But it is the male rather 
than the female human animal who bellows with rage, feels 
the resistless impulse and the keen joy of battle, swells with ad- 
miration or aspiration, demonstrates love and hate most boldly, 
rejoices most boisterously and grieves and suffers most deeply 
and lastingly . . . The great music aims only to express the 
passions and emotions which are most elemental and funda- 
mental, most impersonal, so to say." 

Mr. Ladd dilates on the importance of the "male will." "Men 
demand and secure more license for themselves than women 
either do or can. . . . Here, then, at that mysterious source of 
personal energy, which supplies the demand for concentrated 
attention, for prolonged effort, for the indifference or scornful 
endurance of obstacles, and 'backs up' the more elemental and 
universal of the passions and emotions, and keeps the construc- 
tive imagination strenuous and true to its self-appointed task, 
while sustaining it for long in its most exalted flights — must we 
bring to an end our journey of exploration into the reasons for 
man's indisputable native superiority in the art of musical com- 
position. This source is what we call the will. 

"It is not," he says later on, "the physical obstacles to self- 
confidence and to fixed adherence to self-appointed ideals, such 
as have been referred to above, and such as we scarcely expect 
to see the woman artist called on bravely to overcome, that are 
the most seductive and the most debilitating of the will to live 
and to achieve in the life of exalted art. It is the seduction of 
cheaply won applause; it is the fear of being unconventional; 
it is the secret or avowed refusal to face criticism, consider its 
value candidly, and thus to establish an improved self-criticism; 
it is the inability to look at the thing in an objective and im- 
personal way, and to sink the individual in the ideal ; it is these 
hindrances to the most excellent artistic achievement, against 
which the will must set itself and remain inflexibly set. All ar- 
tistic natures as such are peculiarly susceptible to these tempta- 
tions, peculiarly susceptible because sensitive in an exagger- 
ated way. But of the two sexes, the strength and stubbornness 
of the male will is much better adapted to hold the spirit on its 
course, whether the end be final defeat or final triumph." 

Two weather-beaten old sea captains were singing over 

their cups in a shore tavern. "Why don't you give us the Nashn'l 
ant'em — bet yer five dollars you don't know it!" growled one 
of the sea dogs. "I'll take yer up!" said the other, and the cap- 
tains deposited their wager money with an onlooker. The chal- 
lenged one began to sing: "Colum'biya, the Gem o' the O'shun!" 
"Alright, alright!" sighed the challenger as he arose and saluted. 
"Take the money. I didn't think you was such a musical feller." 

We had the hardest storm Friday that ever has been here. 

Il blew down trees that were never blown down before. — Green- 
castle Banner. 

August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



Business Slipping 
Into Fall Trade. 

General trade has slackened some- 
what, as is usual in mid-summer, but 
there is no let-up of activity in the 
industries, and no orosDect of any. 
Labor difficulties are the most disquieting feature of the situa- 
tion. The I. W. W. has been successful in temporarily paralyz- 
ing the copper-mining industry in Montana and Arizona, and the 
lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest. The labor situation 
is the source of much anxiety because all the industries are in- 
terdependent; there are no stocks of materials, and a shut-down 
in one industry forces curtailment or suspension in others. The 
nation is put to a supreme trial of its strength, and its strength 
is dependent upon the loyalty and patriotism of its people in all 
walks of life. Fortunately crop prospects give encouragement 
to the hope that the cost of living will be less this coming winter 
than last. 

Net earnings of the Utah Copper Company for the quar- 
ter ending June 30th are given as $10,563,541.11 in the thirty- 
seventh quarterly report of the company, just issued. The pro- 
duction for the period was 56,845,059 pounds. Both production 
and net earnings are said to be the largest in the company's 
history. The report shows payment to stockholders for the 
quarter of $5,685,715, leaving a net surplus for the period cov- 
ered by the report of $4,877,826.11. 

A despatch from American Vice-Consul Eugene Nabel 

at Amsterdam says that Pester Lloyd, in a recent issue, reports 
that the world's production of copper during 1916 amounted to 
1,396,600 tons (one ton equals 2,235 pounds), as compared with 
1,061,300 tons in 1915, 923,909 tons in 1914, and 1,066,000 tons 
in 1913. Of the 1916 production, 880,880 tons are credited to 
the United States. 

The local office of the National City Company was ad- 
vised this week that the issue of $20,000,000 Great Northern 
Railway three-year 5 per cent notes, in which the company was 
interested, was well oversubscribed. 

President Walter Arnstein of the Oakland, Antioch and 

Eastern Railway reports that gross earnings of the road for 
July totaled $69,200, as compared with $67,454 for the same 
month of last year, a gain of $1,746. 

Unfilled orders of the United States Steel Corporation on 

July 31st amounted to 10,844,164 tons, according to the monthly 
report issues yesterday. This is a decrease of 539,123 tons from 
the unfilled orders booked on June 30th. 


Come into the garden, Maud. 

Our country needs you 
To raise a bumper crop 
Enough to feed you 
And all our Allies. Help to whip the foe. 
Come into the garden, Maud, and bring your hoe. 

Come into the garden, Maud. 

Your smile will cheer us, 
And what you sow will cause 
Our foes to fear us. 
From warm, tilled fields, a golden tide will run. 
To keep us fighting. Maud, till we have won. 

Come into the garden, Maud. 

The world is growing, 
Grow you, dear girl, as grows 
The seed you're sowing. 
And when the fight is won, you'll have your laud. 
Bring out your hoe, come into the garden, Maud. 

— Richard J. Beamish, Seattle Town Crier. 

He (as they sit in the hammock) — I want to get ahead. 

She — Won't it tire your shoulders? — Town Topics. 

"Didn't her constant singing in the flat annoy you?" "Not 

so much as the constant flat of her singing." — Puck. 

"They own a limousine." "That's nothing. I know peo- 
ple who eat potatoes twice every day." — Detroit Free Press. 

"Dear George, if you use such silly language in your next 

letter as you did in your last, I shall return it unopened." — Or- 
ange Peel. 

Willis — How did the automobile accident occur? Gillis 

— In the usual manner. The road turned one way and the car 
the other. — Town Topics. 

Agnes — No, I would never marry a man to reform him. 

Ethel — Well, I don't think myself that harsh measures are the 
best. — Boston Transcript. 

"This," said the goat, as he turned from the tomato-can 

and began on the broken mirror with relish, "this is indeed food 
for reflection." — Lampoon. 

Lawyer — Judge, I plead for the dismissal of the defend- 
ant. He's deaf. Judge — Not granted. He'll have his hearing 
in the morning. — Chaparrall. 

Teacher — Do you know the population of New York? 

Mamie Backrow — Not all of them, ma'am; but then, we've only 
iived here two years. — Puck. 

"But what is his reputation? That is the principal 

thing." "Well, papa, he is reputed to spend $50,000 a year. 
That's good enough for me." — Judge. 

"Those two girls evidently had a little too much ice cream 

soda' yesterday." "Why that inference?" "I heard one telling 
the other that she had a cerise taste in her mouth this morning 
when she awoke." — Topeka Capital. 

"I let Boresome have $5 this morning." "Don't you know 

he'll never pay you back?" "Of course." "Then why lend him 
money?" "It is worth $5 to me not to see Boresome for six 
months." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 

"It is very strange that no one has ever been able to find 

Captain Kidd's treasure." "Oh, well. Captain Kidd isn't the 
only man who has put his money into real estate and couldn't 
get it out." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Artist — Now, I want you to give me your candid opinion 

of my latest picture, old chap. Friend — My dear boy, it's abso- 
lutely worthless. Artist — Yes. I know that, but I'm dying to 
hear it, all the same. — London Today. 

Mrs. Smith — They tell me one of the girls made a faux 

pas at the cooking class lunch that everybody noticed. Mrs. 
Comeup (proudly) — I guess it was my daughter. She can make 
any of them French things. — Baltimore Sun. 

An English militant crusader strolled into a barn where 

a young man was milking a cow. With a snort she asked : 
"How is it that you are not at the front, young man?" "Be- 
cause, ma'am," answered the milker, "there ain't no milk at that 
end." — Atlanta Journal. 

Mrs. Nexdore — Professor Adagio called at our house 

yesterday, and my daughter played the piano for him. He just 
raved over her playing. Mrs. Peprey — How rude! Why could 
he not conceal his feelings the way the rest of us do? — Catholic 
Standard and Times. 

Tom Johnson claims that the oldest joke is the one about 

the Irish soldier who saw a shell coming and made a low bow. 
The shell missed him and took off the head of the man behind 
him. "Sure," said Pat, "ye never knew a man to lose anything 
by being polite." — Milwaukee Sentinel. 

"There's nothing like force of character and a will of 

one's own to help one to obtain success in this world," declared 
Jackson. "I don't know," replied Brown dubiously. "I fancy 
I've got something better to help me, anyhow." "What's that?" 
asked Jackson. "Why," chuckled Brown, "the will of my rich 
uncle." — Liverpool Post 


San Francisco News Letter 

Aucust 18, 1917 

Principes D'Equitation 

By Captain J. Dilhar. 
Number 10 

The Gallop. 

The walk, the trot and the gallop are the only three natural 
modes of locomotion of a horse; any other gaits are artificial, 
and acquired to satisfy the ambition or purpose of the trainer. 
Look at a horse free in pasture; you will never see him move 
except in one of these ways. In America, especially in Ken- 
tucky, a horse that uses any other gait than the walk, the trot 
or the gallop is called a "gaited" horse. It should more prop- 
erly be called an "extra gaited" horse, for all horses are gaited. 
Certain horses have a tendency to use an extra or artificial gait, 
particularly the single foot and the pace. This is generally due 
to their breeding; they are called "natural" pacers or single- 
footers. It may be that after a few generations of selective 
breeding such gaits will become natural, but that has not yet 
been demonstrated, and for the present these gaits are artificial. 

This affords me an opportunity to give some good advice to 
riders or prospective riders. Observing a horse in pasture you 
will notice that he will generally walk down hill, trot on the level 
and gallop up hill, breaking these rules only when he is at play 
oi pursued. Now, when you ride, respect as far as you can these 
tendencies which Nature, in her kindness, gave to the animal. 

In going down hill the weight of the rider, added to the weight 
of the horse, overcharges the front legs. When you have an op- 
portunity to visit a veterinary college, look at the mounted 
skeletons and the charts, and see the delicate but wonderful 
structure of the bony part of the front legs of a horse and its 
tendons, and you will wonder how such a delicate masterpiece 
can safely carry the heavy weight imposed upon it. Neverthe- 
less it performs its task easily. One look, however, will con- 
vince you that it is your duty to alleviate the strain upon the 
front legs by going slowly down hill, and leaning back to trans- 
fer a part of the weight to the hind legs. 

Mechanism of the Gallop. 

When a horse gallops he moves his legs in such wise as to 
make a step in thee distinct motions (in the sense used in my 
last article.) The first motion is made when one of the hind 
feet, the starting foot, so-called, takes the ground under the 
body and secures itself so as to support the whole body and 
propel it forward. The other three feet go up for a moment, the 
diagonal of which the starting foot is not part strikes the ground 
first, then the front or leading foot of the propelling diagonal 
strikes the ground. To be more explicit: 

Gallop on the Right Foot. 

The horse gathers himself, puts his weight on the left hind 
foot after placing that foot at the proper point under the body; 
then propels himself high and forward. The left diagonal 
strikes the ground first, then the right front foot comes down fai 
ahead. In the next step the left hind foot comes under the body 
which is again propelled in the same way. 

Gallop on the Left Foot. 

The gallop on the left foot is made in the same way, substi- 
tuting the word "right" for "left," and "left" for "right" in the 
foregoing explanation. 

The quickness of the act and the power of extension deter- 
mine the speed. 

When you observe a horse in action, you must know at a 
glance on which foot he is galloping. Watch for the moment 
when the four feet are on the ground at the end of a stride. 
Watch three or four strides to make sure. Then, if the horse 
is galloping on the right foot, you will notice that the right feet 
diop ahead of the left feet; that is: the right front foot drops 
ahead of the left front, and the right hind foot ahead of the left 
hind foot. 


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August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 



The 1917 State legislature of Kansas, having changed the 
law relating to re-insurance, the Lloyds insurance organization 
may now be admitted to the State. S. M. Brewster, attorney- 
general, has advised Insurance Commissioner Carey J. Wilson 
that no legal obstacle now stands in the way of such organiza- 
tions. The United States Lloyds is the first of the associations 
to make application for admission to the State, and has been 
notified that upon compliance with the Kansas laws it would be 
admitted on the same basis as stock or mutual fire insurance 
companies. Under the old law fire companies could write not 
over 5 per cent of their capital, and then could reinsure the risk 
in any responsible company. The new law requires that the 
company which writes the reinsurance must be admitted to 

* * * 

A careful examination is being made by the State of Minne- 
apolis and its fire marshall of the big saw mill and lumber plant 
fire of Shevlin Carpenter-Clark Company at Bemidji, Minn. The 
fire was of incendiary origin, being started in three different 
places at the same time. The property loss was 500,000, and the 
insurance amounted to $200,000, equally divided between the 

stock and mutuals companies. 

* * * 

During the first half of the present year the Northern Life of 
Seattle made excellent rate of progress. The six months' period 
was closed with insurance upon the books of more than fourteen 
and a half million, which was a twenty per cent increase over 
the amount written during the corresponding period last year. 

* * • 

Up to the last day of July the Western States Life had writ- 
ten in 1917 a total exceeding $6,769,000 of new accepted busi- 
ness, which was an increase of $1,202,000 over the corresponding 
seven months of last year. In July the new business written was 
$834,000. The Western States closed the first six months of the 
present year with assets of $2,282,903, a gain in twelve months 

of $451,261. 

• * * 

Marshall A. Frank's company, the California Casualty, of 
San Francisco, has reinsured its outstanding business 
with the old reliable Guardian Casualty and Guar- 
anty, of Salt Lake, and quit business. The stock of 
the California was owned principally by Mr. Frank, 
and since December it has been writing compensa- 
tion and liability lines in a small way. 

* * * 

Safeguarding Industry, a War-Time Necessity, is 
the name of a pamphlet prepared by the National 
Board of Fire Underwriters, and sets forth the neces- 
sity of increasing the means for fire protection in 
view of the increased fire hazard in consequence 
of the war. This pamphlet, together with a poster, 
is being mailed to more than sixty thousand indus- 
trial plants in this country. 

* * * 

Heber J. Grant, president, and George J. Cannon, 
assistant secretary of the Home Fire Insurance Co., 
of Utah, were recent visitors to San Francisco. They 
announce that the result of their recent visit to Ari- 
zona may be given to the public later. 

* * * 

The policyholders of the Assureds' National Mu- 
tual Fire Insurance Company, of Decatur, are being 
called upon to pay a 60 per cent assessment levied in 
February, 1914. Although those who are called upon 
to pay are no longer policyholders in the company, 
and have probably forgotten that they ever were, 
they must, under the law, pay their proportion of an 
indebtedness which was incurred while their "insur- 
ance" was in force. 

* » • 

The last Legislature for the first time placed brok- 
ers under the supervision of the insurance depart- 
ment, and to date nearly a thousand insurance brok- 
ers have been licensed by the California Commis- 

sioner. Commissioner McCabe is using great care in issuing 
licenses to life insurance solicitors, it being his intention to 
license only those applicants who evidence an intention to make 
life insurance their principal occupation. 

* * » 

R. O. Miles, who left San Francisco about one year ago to 
accept the general agency at Detroit for the Connecticut Mu- 
tual, has returned to California, and will act as special agent 
for the company, with headquarters at Los Angeles. 

* * * 

D. E. Miles, formerly of Macdonald & Miles, for many years 
general agents on the Coast for the London & Lancashire and 
other companies, was a recent visitor. Mr. Miles has a ranch 
near Napa, Cal., and annually spends his vacation there. He 
has a host of friends in California. 
* * * 

The Fidelity & Casualty closed the first six months of 1917 
with assets of $14,005,236 and a net surplus over all liabilities 
of $2,610,044, which, added to its $l,00u,u00, gives a policy- 
holders' surplus of $3,610,044. 

The Lindgren Company, which has the contract for construc- 
tion of the Palo Alto Army cantonment, was bonded by Borland 
& Johns, of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. in the 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars. 

Indians may have a change to enlist through the Kahn bill, 
which is being considered by the House military committee. 
The bill proposes to raise ten or more regiments of Indian cav- 
alry. Reservations will be visited by medical examiners and re- 
cruiting officers. 

* * * 

The United States has ordered all German marine insurance 
companies which have been doing business in this country to 
stop further operations, until the close of the war. The names 
of these companies are: Mannheim, Norht-Deutsche, Allianz of 
Berlin and the Munich. During the year 1915 these companies 
combined wrote net premiums in the United States amounting 
to $10,779,835. 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 


corresponding member of the Hispanic Society, partly in recog- 
nition of the charming pictures and narrative which conveyed 
the reader through "Our Hispanic Southwest." 

"The Red Planet" 

In the long list of war-inspired novels coming out of England, 
William J. Locke's "The Red Planet" is well nigh unique, for 
its action never touches the forefront of the battle line, but is 
almost wholly confined to a small country town. In miniature, 
he shows us the efforts of certain unselfish patriots to prepare 
the country for the great struggle it is entering upon, possibly 
as the spokesman of the element which agitated a larger degree 
of preparedness. Mr. Locke sharply takes to task the politi- 
cians at Westminster for their indifferent handling of the situa- 
tion at the outbreak of the war, and for their failure to antici- 
pate its magnitude and adequately to meet its needs. Equally 
high-strung is nis criticism of the educational system in Eng- 
land which he holds responsible for crushing "in English hearts 
the national spirit of England." The other component parts of 
the empire, he adds, are "filled with the pride of their nation- 
ality." But England, "who is far bigger, far more powerful than 
the whole lot of them put together — it's a statistical fact — has 
deliberately sunk herself in her own esteem, in her own pride." 

$1.50 net. John Lane, New York. 

* * * 

"Mr. Poilu." 

With pencil and pen the eminent sculptor, Herbert Ward, 
has produced a volume of sketches from his experiences at the 
front in France, which he calls "Mr. Poilu." The price, $2.50, 
is not high for work of this kind, and the profits will go entirely 
to relief work. Mr. Ward wears the croix de guerre for his am- 
bulance service, which cost him a long hospital internment and 
prevents his return to the front. But he is using voice and hand 
in other ways for the cause so dear to his heart. Mr. Ward has 
not only given himself thus to service, but his two sons, the 
oldest killed at Neuvre Chapelle, the other wounded in an aerial 
duel, taken prisoner, escaping and now teaching aviation in 

George H. Doran, Publisher. 

* * * 

"Sandhya — Songs of Twilight." 

Those who have found pleasure in the verses of Dhan Gopal 
Mukerji will be interested to know that Paul Elder & Company 
of San Francisco announce a new book for early publication, 
entitled "Sandhya — Songs of Twilight." This is a companion 
volume to the "Rajani: Songs of the Night," which was pub- 
lished last year, and which, with "Layla-Majnu," aroused much 
flattering attention. Mukerji is a graduate of the Universities 
of California and Stanford, as well as of Calcutta and Tokio, 
but his Western education has not robbed him of his Oriental 
simplicity and mysticism, and his poetry is refreshingly out of 
the ordinary and remarkably beautiful in these days of vers 

* * * 

"Dolores of the Sierra." 

"Dolores of the Sierra," a collection of one-act plays suitable 
for amateur performance as well as reading, by Harriet Holmes 
Haslett, is soon to be published by Paul Elder & Company, San 
Francisco. In this volume will be found drama, farce and com- 
edy, depicting fragments of human life, which, rounded out with 
the reader's own knowledge and emotions, make "a fair-sized 
square of that patchwork which is called eternity." 

* * * 

The Century Company announces for publication during Au- 
gust: "The Boys' Camp Manual," by Charles K. Taylor; "The 
Junior Plattsburg Manual," by E. B. Garey and O. O. Ellis, 
Captains, U. S. A.; "The Other Brown," by Adele Luehrmann; 
"Friends," by Stacy Aumonier; and "Health First," by Henry 
Dwight Chapin. 

* * * 

Ernest Peixotto, whose forthcoming book, "A Revolutionary 
Pilgrimage," to be published by Scribner's, makes so vivid in its 
delicate drawings and half-tones all the old revolutionary scenes 
and landmarks of our war for independence, has been made a 


"When you hand a newsboy a nickel for a morning news- 
paper," says R. J. Clancy, Assistant to General Manager of the 
Southern Pacific, "you have spent almost twice as much as the 
railroad receives for transporting a delicious canteloupe and a 
sun-kissed orange from the fields and groves of California to 
the breakfast tables of New York. 

"It costs more to send a letter through the mails from New 
York to San Francisco than to ship a $5 Dunlap, Knox or Stet- 
son hat the same distance by freight. 

"At some factory in the East that pair of shoes you are wear- 
ing, and which has doubled in price, was loaded into a car and 
hauled 3,000 miles to the Pacific Coast for one-third of what 
your barber would charge you for a shave. That suit of clothes 
you have on was hauled in freight trains one-eighth of the dis- 
tance around the world at a total cost of about 19 cents. 

"If living in San Francisco, Oakland or any other bay points 
you would have to eat four Petaluma eggs every day for two 
months before the cost of transportation thereof would equal 
the price of a two-cent postage stamp. 

"A pound of live beef from Nevada is hauled more than 300 
miles to San Francisco over a mountain range a mile and a half 
high and lowered a mile and a half to sea level for about one- 
third of a cent. 

"In view of these facts, do you wonder that, burdened by in- 
creased wages, increased taxes, increased cost of capital, and in- 
creases of from 100 to 500 per cent in the cost of fuel oil, ma- 
terial and supplies, the railroads sought relief through the me- 
dium of a 15 per cent increase in rates? 

"And did you ever stop to compute or consider how much in- 
crease would amount to on a $35 suit of clothes, $5 hat, $8 pair 
of shoes, 30 dozen eggs and 7 pounds of live beef, shipped re- 
spectively from New York, Petaluma and Wabuska to San 
Francisco, the total 15 per cent increase would amount to less 
than the cost of one trip in a jitney or street car from the Civic 
Center to the Ferry Building in San Francisco — or, in other 
words, less than 5 cents." 


The recently incorporated California Sea Products Company, 
a new, up-to-date venture with a very promising future, is al- 
ready preparing its several plants along the California coast. 
The first to be erected will be the $100,000 structure at Moss 
Landing, Monterey Bay, a fishing locality unexcelled along this 
shore, and justly recognized as one of the best all-round fishing 
areas on the Pacific Coast. Whale catching is one of the com- 
pany's leading projects, and the company's location on Mon- 
terey Bay is a natural gathering place for whales, if they are in 
this stretch of the broad Pacific. In certain seasons of the year 
whales rendezvous there just as the seals do that cover the rocks 
at the Cliff House. 

The company proposes to transform the leviathans into bones, 
the carcass for a fertilizer, the skin for leather and the choice 
pieces of the flesh for steaks. Whale steaks are something new 
in the eating line, but they have been tried out at the Palace 
and St. Francis Hotels, and have won a distinctive gustatory 
lelish for themselves at from 60 to 75 cents per plate, according 
to cut. The company can make an excellent profit by selling 
the steaks at 5 cents a pound. In Seattle, where they are be- 
coming popular, the steaks are sold at 10 cents per pound. Oak- 
land has also taken them up. The general supply just now is 
coming from Gray's Harbor, up the Coast. 

The company has already signed a number of expert whaling 
men and has chartered two schooners at $50,000 each, so that the 
preparations for hunting whales are well underway. Three sta- 
tions, planned on the lines of the one at Moss Landing, will be 
constructed at well chosen fishing places along the California 
coast. These stations will, of course, be in close communica- 
tion with each other, should schools of whales appear. The 
four stations and their equipment total an investment of some 
$600,000. The outlook for fishing opportunities and sale of 
products along this line are so promising that it looks as if the 
stockholders would get very profitable dividends. 

August 18, 1917 

and California Advertiser 


Contracts for $33,179,026 worth of motor trucks placed re- 
cently formed the first concrete evidence of the demands of the 
government upon the automobile industry. Awards were made 
on the bids submitted several weeks ago to the Quartermaster's 
Depot in Chicago. As a result, the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Co., 
Clintonville, Wis., is given the largest single order, for 3,750 
three-ton chassis at $3,248 each, delivery to be at the rate of 
175 a month. The total value of this one order is about $12,- 
180,000. Second in size is that to the Nash Motors Co., Keno- 
sha, Wis., for 3,000 Jeffery l l / 2 ton chasses, at $2,805 each, de- 
livery to be by July 1st next. The total is about $8,415,000. 
Both machines are of the four-wheel drive type, which has been 
highly popular with army experts as a result of its showing in 
difficult tests and in actual service on the Mexican border. 

In addition, however, the ordinary two-wheel drive truck is 
liberally ordered. Packards, Pierce-Arrows, Locomobiles and 
Garfords being the makes picked. A total of 10,650 trucks have 
been contracted for, delivery to be complete by July 1st next, 
while the bulk of the huge order is promised to be ready before 
December 1st, or in less than four months. This ability to 
make prompt shipment was one of the deciding factors in the 
award, it is understood, and gratification has been expressed in 
Washington at the ability of the industry to make such a re- 
sponse to what are emergency demands. In practically every 
case the prices that have been set are below the market, this re- 
flecting two things : one, the economies that are effected in 
manufacture in quantity, and, two, the patriotism of the makers. 
Here and there specifications have been altered to accord to 
the governmental army truck specifications, but this has not been 
done to any radical extent, in order to make it possible to get 
out the necessary trucks in the shortest possible time. 

The machines thus obtained will be used both in this country 
and abroad. Already many of the same makes are in France, 
where they have been hauling supplies for months and have 
proved themselves out in the hardest kind of service. There 
the new machines will fit in well and be on familiar ground, so 
to speak. 

In this country numbers will be placed in service at once in 
the hauling of supplies for the army. In the gathering together 
of the immense quantities of goods that must be handled to sup- 
ply the forces in this country and abroad, motor trucks already 
are playing a large part, and they will become still bigger fac- 
tors as soon as they are obtainable in sufficient volume. Ac- 
cording to the plans of the sub-committee on storage of the 
General Munitions Board, large storage depots are to be estab- 
lished in various parts of the country, wherever manufacturing 
or transportation or army centers exist. To these depots will 
be brought the purchased supplies, which will be concentrated 
until they can be shipped most economically and when needed. 

In such accumulation of stores in central points, motor trucks 
will be used for carrying the goods from manufacturing plants 
and from railroads to the depots. Again, when the supplies 
leave the trains for the camps or steamers, again the motor 
truck will be called into service. It is, of course, possible that 
not so many handlings will be necessary, and the example 
given is an expanded one ; but it serves to illustrate the position 
occupied by the truck; particularly the trucks that have just 
been ordered. On the other side, practically the same condi- 
tion will obtain. 

By facilitating movement of goods in this countrythe motor 
truck is to do more than simply move the goods. It will actually 
have a bearing on the payment for the goods themselves, since 
payment is not made until the articles are delivered. Without 
the trucks the army transportation experts know that there 
would be inevitable congestions and delays, which would be as 
embarrassing to the manufacturers as to the army. The Muni- 

tions Board is looking to the trucks to play an important and 
indispensable part in preserving a steady flow of supplies. 

The award is as follows: 

Four-Wheel Drive Auto Co., 3,750 3-ton chasses at $3,248 
each, to be delivered at the rate of 175 a month; Packard Motor 
Car Co., 1,500 3-ton chasses at $3,197 each, delivery 500 a 
month, starting in October; 300 3-ton chasses at $2,804 each, de- 
livery 100 in August and 200 in September. Locomobile Co. 
(Riker truck), 400 3-ton chasses at $4,225 each, delivery 125 a 
month, beginning October; Nash Motors Co. (Jeffery truck), 
3,000 li/ 2 -ton chasses at $2,805 each, delivery by July 1, 1918; 
Garford Motor Truck Co., 900 lVHon chasses at $2,730 each, all 
delivered by the end of December; Pierce-Arrow Motor Co., 
800 iy 2 -ton chasses at $3,500 each. 

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Lawmaker Explains Feature of Motor Vehicle Bill 

One of San Francisco's leading automobile men, at a general 
request, makes the following comment upon the principal fea- 
tures of the new motor law that went into effect on July 27th. 
The comment comes from one who helped frame the law : 

"At the times and under the conditions of this section herein- 
before specified the headlights of all motor vehicles upon the 
highway shall give sufficient light to reveal any person, vehicle 
or substantial object on the road directly ahead of such motor 
vehicle for a distance of at least 250 feet, and shall also give 
sufficient side illumination to reveal any person, vehicle or sub- 
stantial object ten feet to the side of said motor vehicle at h 
point ten feet ahead of the lamps; provided, however, that such 
headlight shall be so constructed or arranged that no portion 
of the beam of reflected light when measured seventy-five feet 
oi more ahead of said lamps shall rise or shall be capable of be- 
ing raised from the driver's seat to more than forty-two inches 
above the level surface on which the vehicle stands ahead of 
such vehicle; provided, further, that the term "headlight" as 
used herein shall denote any light irrespective of its location 
upon the motor vehicle, the rays of which are projected forward, 
except sidelights of not to exceed four candlepower, and that 
the term 'beam of reflected light' as used herein shall denote the 
approximately parallel focalized rays gathered and projected 
by the reflector." 

There has been considerable comment as to the effect of this 
law on the spotlight. It was not the intention of the committee 
to eliminate the usefulness of the spotlight to delivery wagons 
and for mountain road work for pleasure cars, but to prevent the 
possibility of their being thrown in the faces of people in an 
oncoming car. 

Under the law, as it now reads, the spotlight must be so ar- 
ranged that its rays cannot be raised above the rays of the head- 
lights proper after said headlights have been arranged to com- 
ply with the law; but the spotlights may be so arranged that 
when used off the side of the car to find numbers of houses, etc., 
they can be raised to any height. 

In drawing up the law relative to the headlights the com- 
mittee only tried to make the use of bright lights safe with as 
little cost to the owners of cars as possible. It is not necessary 
for the owners of automobiles to purchase dimmers. All that 
is necessary is to bend the brackets down to make the lights 
conform with the law, and in this connection it would be a good 
idea for all automobile dealers to see that before a car is de- 
livered to a customer that the lights comply with the law. 

* • • 

Yellowstone Gateway Honors " Buffalo Bill " 

The eastern gateway to the Yellowstone National Park is 
called the Cody entrance, because at Cody, Wyo., the traveler 
leaves the train for a ride of sixty-three miles by automobile to 
the park boundary. Cody was founded many years ago by the 
famous scout, the late Col. Wm. F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," and is 
a typical western plains town. It is situated on a bench or shelf 
above the Shoshone River and below the table land that 
stretches away toward the east. It is therefore invisible to the 
traveler on the roads from Thermopolis, Basin, Powell and other 
Wyoming towns to the eastward until he comes very near the 

limits of the town. 

* * • 

Automotive Engineers of Great Value in War Time 

Perhaps the most striking and effective activities of national 
engineering societies in co-operation with the United States 
government at this time have been those of the Society of Au- 


San Francisco News Letter 

August 18, 1917 

tomotive Engineers. It would be almost impossible to over- 
state the part which motor car engineers and manufacturers have 
played in aiding the Council of National Defense since the war 

Karl W. Zimmerschield, manager of the Washington office 
of the Society of Automotive Engineers, in referring to the 
revolution of the standard of machine shop work wrought t>y 
the automobile industry during the past ten years, calls attention 
that therefore, outside of the instrument-making and tool-mak- 
mg trades, very little machine work was done in this country to 
such close limits as are now very generally required in motor 
car manufacture. The consequent widespread production of such 
high-class articles has brought into existence a very large body 
of machinists belonging to a totally new school of thought, and 
it is upon these men that great demands have been made since 
the beginning of the war. A still greater demand will be made 
upon them before final victory shall have been gained. In the 
long run the automotive products of this country, including mo- 
tor trucks and cars, aircraft, watercraft and tractors, are going to 

win the war. 

* * * 

Motor Car Not Extravagant 

"There has been a great deal of unwarranted talk," says P. 
D. Stubbs, General Sales Manager of the Premier Motor Cor- 
poration, "about the extravagance of the motor car. As a mat- 
ter of fact, there is no greater economy influence in A